dicentra spectabilis 'gold heart' (bleeding heart)

Size: 1 gallon
  • AKA lamprocapnos spectabilis 'gold heart'
  • deep pink, heart-shaped flowers cling to arching stems
  • flowers have white petals protruding out the bottom of the flowers
  • brilliant, metallic-gold foliage with reddish stems Incredible colour contrast!
  • bloom time: may to june
  • zone 4
  • height 50-60cm
  • spread 60-75cm
  • colour pink (deep)
  • grows best in a cool, moist soil that is fertile, humus, rich and well-drained, in partial to full shade
  • providing the plant has adequate moisture, it also grows well in sun, but may go dormant faster
  • dicentra benefit if some of the main stems are tipped back to about half after flowering, to produce a more compact and sturdy plant
  • protect from strong winds, but does not require staking
  • plants do not like to be divided and are not prone to any serious insect or disease problems
  • partial sun/shade, full shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • rabbit resistant
  • deer resistant
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)