Old Fashion Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart
Old Fashion Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis)
At a Glance
  • Exposure: Full Shade, Partial Sun/Shade
  • Mature Height: 2 to 3 Feet
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 2 - 9
  • Soil Conditions: Moist, Well-Drained
  • Foliage Color: Green, Yellow
  • Bloom Color: Pink, White
  • Bloom Season: June

Features of Old Fashion Bleeding Heart


Good specimen plant for the shaded garden. Graceful fern like foliage on a mound shaped plant. Dramatic flowers in late spring, early summer. Unique heart-shaped flowers. Old fashion bleeding heart will go dormant during the summer. Foliage will turn yellow and die to the ground. May also die to the ground if planted in a dry location. Reported to be deer resistant.


  • Does best in a shade to part shade site in soils that are high inorganic mater and remain moist but well drained.