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Dicentra spectabilis 'Valentine'
Common Name: Bleeding Heart Family: Papaveraceae (The Poppy Family)

Dicentra spectabilis 'Valentine'
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This new cultivar of the classic cottage garden favourite has flowers that are so dark pink they border on true red! These heart-shaped flowers hang from arching stems over vigorous growth of deeply dark grey/green lobed foliage that is flushed with burgundy when young. Blooms for ages in the spring garden. May go dormant in summer if soils are dry.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
North Central and Eastern Asia
Native Habitat:
Woods and deep shady valleys.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourWhite 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Loves Shade Shade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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