Bleeding Heart
Dicentra 'Luxuriant'

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

Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

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

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

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.