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| Pacific Bleeding Heart, Fringed Bleeding Heart|
D. formosa does not go dormant as does D. spectabilis. Heart-shaped pink, wine-colored, or white flowers rise on racemes above fern-like green or blue-green foliage. Eximia species is native to the Eastern U.S. The Western U.S. species - formosa - is more drought-tolerant. Some cultivars such as 'Luxuriant' are hybrids of the two.
Plant Type: perennial
Plant Form or Habit: rounded/mounded
Plant Use: Makes a nice groundcover or front-of-the-border plant
Width: Minimum: 10 inches Maximum: 18 inches
Foliage Texture: fine
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4
Water Requirements: average
Additional Comments: This plant prefers shade to partial shade, but three of our four cultivars do quite well in full sun. Some lower-leaf necrosis occurs if summer is wet and hot. 'Adrian Bloom' is another cultivar we're watching, but the above three performed better under our somewhat adverse (full-sun) conditions. Rhizomatous. The most common form of propagation is division in early spring or fall, although cuttings can be rooted and the plant can be grown from seed. 'Luxuriant' is vegetatively propagated.