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)
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
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.
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 Homecroft, Indiana Rocky Ripple, Indiana Hebron, Kentucky Brownsville-bawcomville, Louisiana Grand Rapids, Michigan Pinconning, Michigan Minneapolis, Minnesota Larchmont, New York Elizabeth City, North Carolina Huber Ridge, 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