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PlantFiles: Bleeding Heart
Dicentra 'Luxuriant'

Family: Fumariaceae (foo-mar-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dicentra (dy-SEN-truh) (Info)
Cultivar: Luxuriant

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13 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Lily_love On May 8, 2009, Lily_love from Central, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:

I'm trying this bleeding heart again in my garden this year. Should it weather through the hot summer months. I'll add pix next spring and include my zipcode.

Positive mbhoakct76 On Mar 21, 2008, mbhoakct76 from Winsted, CT wrote:

the flower does not really resemeble a old fashioned bleeding heart, but its much better in my opinion because theres tons of flowers produced throughout summer and into fall, this variety does not go dormant in summer like the old fashioned bleeding heart.
In addittion the foiliage is great as a filler in a shady garden. I divided one single plant into dozens the first year i moved into my house and then into hundreds easily the second year- and every division produced lots of flowers.

Positive SalmonMe On Oct 23, 2004, SalmonMe from Springboro, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is such a fabulous dicentra! I grew it in Virginia and it bloomed vigorously AND the foliage looked gorgeous all summer. Can bloom even into late summer or early autumn. My plants did very well with only 2 hours of late evening sun.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cullman, Alabama
Grand Junction, Colorado
Winsted, Connecticut
Lula, Georgia
Cherry Valley, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
Indianapolis, Indiana (2 reports)
Hebron, Kentucky
West Monroe, Louisiana
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Pinconning, Michigan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Larchmont, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Westerville, Ohio
Salem, Oregon
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Malvern, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Charlottesville, Virginia
Leesburg, Virginia
Linden, Virginia
Manassas, Virginia
Reston, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Minocqua, Wisconsin
Porterfield, Wisconsin

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