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Woodland Bleeding Heart in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Dicentra Eximia

 

Woodland Bleeding Heart

Dicentra eximia is a wild, flowering plant with fernlike leaves and oddly shaped flowers native to the Appalachian Mountains. Leaves are finely divided and grey-green. Flowers are pink and bloom in tight clusters at the top of fleshy stems from mid-spring to autumn.

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plant Features
  • Woodland Bleeding Heart likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Woodland Bleeding Heart likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Woodland Bleeding Heart is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Woodland Bleeding Heart likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Woodland Bleeding Heart

Latin name

Dicentra Eximia

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Papaveraceae

ph

6.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Woodland Bleeding Heart likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Woodland Bleeding Heart is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Woodland Bleeding Heart likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Woodland Bleeding Heart likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Woodland Bleeding Heart is 0.30meters x 0.25meters 0.30 M 0.25 M

Dicentra Eximia

Dicentra eximia is a wild, flowering plant with fernlike leaves and oddly shaped flowers native to the Appalachian Mountains. Leaves are finely divided and grey-green. Flowers are pink and bloom in tight clusters at the top of fleshy stems from mid-spring to autumn.


Planting Outdoors

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant container grown plants in spring. They thrive in moist, humusy rich, well-drained soil in partial to full shade. They will tolerate full sun in cooler climates, provided they are kept moist. These plants will tolerate slightly alkaline soil. When planting, add lots of compost, humus, or peat moss to the soil to enhance its water retention capabilities.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Late Autumn TO Late Autumn

Dicentra plants can be propagated by 6-8cm root cuttings which are best taken in late autumn. Carefully lift the plant out of the ground, do not to damage its roots. Rinse the roots in water to remove all soil. With a sharp knife, take off 8cm lengths of pencil thin roots. Fill pots with compost to which grit has been added, lay the cuttings, spaced out, on top. Cover with a thin layer of compost. Water well, label pots and place in a in a cold frame or somewhere cool indoors. Replant the parent plant.

 
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