Dicentra: maintenance tips

A perennial with cut foliage and pretty heart-shaped pink and white flowers in late spring. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

Maintenance tips: Bleeding heartsMaintenance tips: Bleeding hearts

Common name: Bleeding hearts


Prefers sun or partial shade.


Water at the time of planting.


Plant in spring in rich, well-drained soil that retains moisture.


Add compost to soil each spring. Fertilize with a granular perennial fertilizer.

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