Bleeding Heart
(Dicentra spectabilis)
Other Names
Venus's Car, Dutchman's Trousers, Lyre Flower, Squirrel's Corn.
Siberia, Northern China, Japan, Korea, and other parts of N. E. Asia.
Perennial (herbaceous).
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 3 - 9.
Spring, early Summer.
Up to 4 ft (120 cm).
Avoid direct Sun; partial to full shade locations, best.
Well drained soils.
By seed, or root/shoot division (in early Spring).

Great woodland garden plant.

Mark it clearly, since after blooming, its beautiful fern like foliage will promptly disappear, too. Usually, blooms come in pink, and white color combination. For plain white blooms, try Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'
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