5 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.
How to harvest Common Bleeding Heart
Generally not harvested, flowers can be cut when required for floral arrangements.
How to propagate Common Bleeding Heart
Divide in spring or after the leaves have died down.
Sow as soon as the seeds are ripe or in spring.
Special features of Common Bleeding Heart
Prefers growing in fertile moist soil.
Other uses of Common Bleeding Heart
This clump forming perennial can be used to under plant roses and shrubs in cottage or rock style gardens.