Dicentra 'King of Hearts'Dicentra 'King of Hearts'

Dicentra ‘King of Hearts’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


This hybrid combines large dark rose flowers with the most sumptuous, lacy, gray-blue foliage in a duet that is incomparable. It is a good neighbor forming multi-seasonal mounds. In addition, it doesn't go summer dormant!

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 6″ / 14″ / 14″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): May, June, July

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Common Name Bleeding hearts
Family Papaveraceae
Genus Dicentra
species --
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time May, June, July
Flower Color Pink, Purple
Foliage Color Blue, Green
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Full Sun, Part Shade
Growth Habit Clumping
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
How Different? It has blue green foliage, rose pink flower color, and a long bloom time.
Landscape Value Use in the woodland and shade garden. It makes a good plant at an entry for long bloom and foliage color.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 6" / 14" / 14"
Soil (Garden) Prefers moist loamy soil.
Water (Garden) Keep evenly moist, not wet.
Special Uses Deep South, Deer Resistant, Hummingbird Attractor
Comments In moist, cool climates, 'King of Hearts' should not go summer dormant. It emerges later in the spring then other forms and is a good neighbor.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
EC 0.5 – 1.0
pH 5.6 – 6.8
Fertility Needs 50 – 100 ppm
Notes Gallon or larger sizes perform best when grown from 4″. Keep evenly moist.
Finish Time to 4″ 9 – 11 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Day Neutral
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