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Dicentra (Bleeding Heart) – ‘Eximia’

This woodland favorite sports lacy, deeply-cut, fern-like, grayish-green, foliage with stunning heart-shaped pink flowers and is a beautiful native plant enjoying great popularity. Graceful, early summer-flowering perennial with sprays of flowers dangling from arching, fleshy stems. Perfect for shady or woodland setting. Fringed, gray-green foliage and rose-pink flowers. Dicentra ‘Eximia’ is striking in a rock garden, the shaded border garden, wild flower garden or the cut-flower garden. This hardy plant prefers a sandy loam enriched with peat. The foliage of Dicentra ‘Eximia’ bleeding heart will not die back like that of old-fashioned bleeding heart. This is a Herbaceous perennial.

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Plant Details +

Size 2-3 eye
Height 9-18"
Spacing 15-18"
Hardiness Zones 4-9
Exposure Partial Shade to Partial Sun
Foliage Gray-Green, fern-like and segmented
Flower Pink
Bloomtime May-June

General Information +

Botanical: Dicentra 'Eximia'

Common: Bleeding Heart

Family: Fumariaceae

General Characteristics: Native to woodlands, this shade loving perennial is an excellent addition to any garden. The name bleeding heart describes the unique flowers, which resemble tiny pink or white hearts with drops of blood at the bottom. D. eximia has a fernlike bluish-green foliage, while D. spectabilis has a palmately-compound leaf. Dicentra formosa, the Western Bleeding Heart, is very similar to D. eximia. This is one big difference between these plants. Dicentra eximia will bloom in early summer and will hold flowers until first frost, but only if the soil is kept moist. Dicentra spectabilis will bloom in late spring or early summer for about four weeks and then the plant dies back.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Partial shade with rich, organic, moist soil. Will tolerate full sun if given enough moisture. Does not like wet soil in the winter or dry soil in the summer. Mulch plants for the first winter so they will become established.