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DICENTRA - formosa 'Luxuriant' / Bleeding Heart

    DICENTRA - formosa 'Luxuriant' / Bleeding Heart

    Dicentra formosa Luxuriant, commonly known as Luxuriant bleeding heart, is a beautiful perennial plant that belongs to the Fumariaceae family. This plant produces delicate fern-like foliage and stunning pink flowers that hang gracefully from arching stems, creating an eye-catching display in any garden.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 30-60 cm (12-24 in)
    • Spread: 30-60 cm (12-24 in)
    • Flower color: Pink
    • Flowering period: Late spring to early summer
    • Foliage: Soft green, fern-like
    • Sunlight requirements: Partial shade to full shade
    • Soil requirements: Well-draining, moist soil
    • Hardiness Zone: 3

    Dicentra formosa Luxuriant is an excellent choice for woodland gardens, shaded borders, and rock gardens. It can also be grown in containers or as a ground cover.

    This plant is very low maintenance and has excellent tolerance to heat and humidity. It is also deer and rabbit resistant and attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

    Companion Plants:
    • Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade': The chartreuse foliage of this coral bells will pair nicely with the pink flowers of the bleeding heart.
    • Hosta 'Blue Angel': The large blue-green leaves of this hosta will provide a nice backdrop for the bleeding heart.
    • Iris sibirica 'Butter and Sugar': The creamy yellow flowers of this iris will complement the pink flowers of the bleeding heart.
    Care Instructions:
    Dicentra formosa Luxuriant prefers partial to full shade and well-draining soil that is consistently moist. Water regularly and avoid letting the soil dry out completely. Prune the plant after flowering to encourage new growth and maintain a tidy appearance.

    Final Thoughts:
    Dicentra formosa Luxuriant is a charming addition to any garden. Its delicate foliage and elegant pink flowers create a romantic and serene atmosphere. Its low maintenance requirements and shade tolerance make it an ideal plant for beginners or those with limited gardening space.