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| Common Bleeding Heart|
A "perennial favorite," D. spectabilis is the most popular of all of the Dicentra species. Delicate green lobed leaves develop racemes of heart-shaped flowers that droop gracefully above the foliage. If they know the secret, children (and adults) sometimes pull these flowers apart to find floral versions of a pair of earrings, slippers and a champagne bottle.
Plant Type: perennial
Plant Form or Habit: upright/vertical
Plant Use: In beds and borders, as a specimen plant, as a cut flower, or a potted plant.
Width: Minimum: 12 inches Maximum: 36 inches
Foliage Texture: medium
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4
Water Requirements: average
Additional Comments: Dies back by mid-summer, so be sure to have other plants nearby that will fill the void at that time of the season.