Dicentra eximia or fringed bleeding heart is a favorite in shade gardens. This native, at up to 15″ tall, stands out with a subdued pink, uniquely shaped bloom. The soft color adds charm to any garden for many months. Florescences are a dusty, yet showy pink, and appear in clusters on leafless stems. Flowers are heart-shaped, and the inner petals create what looks similar to a drop of blood at the bottom of each heart-shaped flower. The long blooming period and shade tolerance of this selection add to its appeal.
April to July, (reblooming often occurs in warmer climates when the weather cools in late summer/early fall.)
Foliage is light-green and heavily dissected, a fern-like leaf.
Colonizes slowly by rhizomes
Uses: Border plantings, woodland garden, rock garden, wildflower garden, good drainage is necessary
Naturally occurs on forest floors, rocky woods and can be seen on ledges in the Appalachian Mountains
No serious insect or disease issues