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Dicentra (Bleeding Heart) – ‘Luxuriant’

For those who love the graceful, lacy look of bleeding hearts but long for flowers that last beyond spring, then try Luxuriant. Perfect cherry-red hearts dangle like lockets on arching stems above mounds of fernlike foliage. Irresistible in drifts with shrubs, ferns or hostas. Prolific bloomer! Prefers shade but can even be grown in full sun. This is a fast-growing perennial with blooms that look wonderful against its blue-green foliage. Dicentra will bloom from May to October and is a major attractor to butterflies. It makes an excellent cut flowers. Plant in mass with groundcovers, or in potted containers. Being an old fashioned plant, it is a must in any landscape. This is a Herbaceous perennial.

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BH210BAG Dicentra (Bleeding Heart) - 'Luxuriant' out of stock $63.50
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Plant Details +

Size 2-3 eye
Height 12-15"
Spacing 15-18"
Hardiness Zones 4-9
Exposure Shade to partial shade
Foliage Blue-green, fern-like and segmented
Flower Cherry-red
Bloomtime May - October

General Information +

Botanical: Dicentra 'Luxuriant'

Common: Bleeding Heart

Family: Fumariaceae

General Characteristics: This bleeding heart cultivar features deeply-cut, fern-like, grayish-green foliage which persists throughout the growing season and cherry red, nodding, heart-shaped flowers carried above the foliage on long, leafless, leaning stems. Protruding inner petals of the flower purportedly appear to form a drop of blood at the bottom of each heart-shaped flower. Plant typically grows to 15" tall. Bloom begins in late spring. In cooler climates, flowering may continue throughout the summer, but in the hotter climates, the flowering will generally stop in hot weather, with a possible rebloom occurring when the weather cools in late summer or early fall. Given adequate moisture, foliage remains attractive in summer, and may produce an attractive groundcover effect. Similar in appearance to the showy, old garden bleeding heart from Asia, D. spectabilis.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to aphid infestations.

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. Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in part shade. Prefers moist, humusy soils. Intolerant of wet soils in winter and dry soils in summer. Does poorly in the hot and humid conditions of the deep South.