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

Dicentra ‘King of Hearts’


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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 hybrid
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Growth Habit Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 6" / 14" / 14"
Finish Time Medium (6-8 Weeks)
Bloom Time May, June, July
Growth Rate Moderate
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season Spring, Summer
Flower Color Pink, Purple
Leaf Color Blue, Green
Soil Prefers moist loamy soil.
pH 5.6 - 6.8
Exposure Full Sun, Part Shade
Special Uses Deep South, Deer Resistant, Hummingbird Attractor
Nutritional Needs 50 - 100 ppm
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Dry slightly between waterings.
Water (Garden) Keep evenly moist, not wet.
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.
Finish Time to 4" 10 weeks
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.
Grower Notes Gallon or larger sizes perform best when grown from 4". Keep evenly moist.
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