Dicentra Spectabilis (Bleeding Heart)
Dicentra Spectabilis (Bleeding Heart)
Dicentra Spectabilis (Bleeding Heart)
Dicentra Spectabilis (Bleeding Heart)

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Dicentra Spectabilis (Bleeding Heart)

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  • Heart-shaped pink-fuschia flowers with white droplet petals
  • Each flower dangles along arched stems like a string of pearls
  • This shade garden classic is Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit winner

How many plants do I need? Recommend spacing 30 cm.

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About Dicentra Spectabilis (Bleeding Heart)

Dicentra Spectabilis, also known as Bleeding Heart, is a timeless classic for shade gardens. Its distinctive, puffy, heart-shaped flowers boast shades from pink to fuchsia, dangling like a string of pearls along arched stems. Each bloom reveals a white petal, resembling a delicate droplet, inspiring the name "bleeding heart." No wonder, it's a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit winner.

  • Blooms in
    Blooms in Late Spring
  • Height
    Height 60-90 cm (24-36 in)
  • Planting Depth
    Planting Depth 3 cm (1 in)
  • Hardiness Zone
    Hardiness Zone 3-8
  • Light Requirements
    Light Requirements Partial shade, Full shade
  • Bulb size
    Bulb size 2/3 eyes
  • Spacing
    Spacing 30-40 cm (12-16 in)
  • Origin
    Origin Holland
  • Watering
    Watering Moderate
  • Usage
    Usage Container Garden, Cut Flower, Fragrant Garden, Garden Bed
  • Plant Characteristics
    Plant Characteristics Pollinator Friendly, Fragrant, Deer Resistant
  • Winterization
    Winterization Yes
  • Plant Life Cycle
    Plant Life Cycle Perennial

How to Grow Dicentra

Planting Dicentra

  • Plant in spring after the last frost.
  • Keep plants cool until planting and be careful that they do not dry out.
  • Plant in the shade - morning sun is fine, but afternoon sun will be too hot.
  • Add compost or peat humus to enrich and loosen the soil, if needed.
  • Plant so that the crown and roots are completely covered and the tips of dormant eyes are just below the surface.
  • Water thoroughly after planting.

Growing Dicentra

  • Plants thrive in well-drained moist soils with plenty of humus.
  • Grow under shrubs or evergreen trees and protect from strong winds.
  • Once planted the addition of organic mulch will help retain moisture in the soil as well as keeping down the weeds.

Dicentra Care

  • Bleeding hearts are quite drought-resistant once established, but will go dormant in summer if not provided enough moisture.
  • These plants are ideal when planted amid patches of spring-flowering bulbs, as their foliage will obscure the bulb foliage as it dies back.
  • Plants are sensitive to chemicals and heavy fertilizers.

Winterizing Dicentra

  • Foliage should be cut back in the fall.
  • For new plants, provide a winter mulch of evergreen boughs or salt marsh hay after the ground freezes to help prevent heaving.


Holland is where the garden party never stops! Renowned for its rich horticultural tradition and expertise, Holland is a flower-power paradise. Synonymous with vibrant blooms and top-tier bulbs, 80% of the world’s bulb cultivation has roots in Holland. Before our bulbs set sail on their global adventure, we conduct meticulous checks for size and disease. So, gear up to cultivate Dutch flower charm in your own garden!


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