Dicentra

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

Other
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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