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common name: Dutchman's breeches, Bleeding heart
synonyms: Dicentra spectabilis
growth rate: medium
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
full sun, part shade
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Arching stems of red, pink and white flowers in spring. Forms clumps with thick fleshy roots and large ternate leaves with ovate, sometimes lobed leaflets.
Fertile, humus rich, moist soil, preferably neutral or slightly alkaline. Grow in part shade or full sun if the soil does not dry out.
By seed, division or from root cuttings.