3 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Common Bleeding Heart Overview
Dicentra formosa is a low-maintenance perennial with a spreading habit. It produces attractive arching branches of pendent, rose-pink or white flowers in late spring and early summer. It has abundant and attractive, long, lobed, mid-green leaves that are glaucous underneath and have a 'feathery' appearance. Also known as 'Bleeding Heart' - among several other common names - Dicentra formosa likes fertile, moist but well-drained soil that is slightly alkaline. Also, a sheltered position in partial shade. If planted in full sun, regular watering will be needed. Dicentra formosa suits many garden styles and can be used as ground cover and for underplanting shrubs. Usually seen in mixed borders and often in cottage gardens, its flowers and foliage can be used for flower arranging.
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How to propagate Common Bleeding Heart
Sow as soon as the seeds are ripe or in spring.
Divide rhizomes in spring or after the leaves have died back.
Special features of Common Bleeding Heart
Prefers growing in fertile moist soil.
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