BOTANICAL NAME Dicentra ‘spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’
COMMON NAME Gold Heart Bleeding Heart
DESCRIPTION Similar to your Grandmother’s bleeding heart but with chartreuse foliage to brighten up those dark spots in the garden. Clumping it will grow to 24” tall and 36” wide with fern-like golden leaves. Nodding heart shaped pink flowers arch slightly above the foliage in mid- to late spring.
HEIGHT 24 inches
WIDTH 36 inches
ZONES 3 to 9
EXPOSURE Part shade to full shade
FLOWER COLOR Pink
BLOOM SEASON Spring
COMPANION PLANTS Brunnera ‘Emerald Mist’, Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears’, Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’, and Aruncus ‘Noble Spirits’
GROWING AND MAINTENANCE TIPS Plant in a moist, but well-drained rich soil. Provide adequate moisture to postpone summer dormancy. Remove spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming.
NOTES Great for the front of a shady border, a moist rockery, or in woodland garden. Common name is in reference to the inner petals of the heart-shaped flowers which resemble a ‘bleeding heart’