Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade, shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: acid, rich, loam, gravel/rock
Bloom Time: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Bloom Color: purple, pink, lilac
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7
Additional Tags: clumping, colonizing, ornamental foliage, rock garden plant, shade garden plant, woodland plant
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Dicentra eximiaAlso known as:
Resembling its garden variety cousin introduced from Asia, this species of bleeding heart has very finely divided, fern-like leaves. Dicentra eximia will only grow to about 2' in height. The heart-shaped flowers can range in color from delicate pink to purple.
Best grown in filtered light and rich, moist well drained soil, Dicentra eximia will tolerate more sun in cooler areas. Roots should not be allowed to dry out in summer, nor stay wet in winter. It self seeds and naturalizes readily. It is considered evergreen in the warmer parts of its native range. This species of bleeding heart enjoys a prolonged blooming period. Under optimum growing conditions, it can bloom from March until October, though it might go semi-dormant during the hotter months. Zones 4-7
Easily propagated from fresh seeds. Collected seeds should be kept moist and will require cold stratification before sowing. Easily propagated by rhizome division in spring or fall.
Dicentra eximia has one of the longest lasting bloom period of any species in the genus.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
GA, IL, MA, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: NJ, PA
- Threatened: MD
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