Dicentra exima – Fern Leaf Bleeding Hearts
Fernleaf Bleeding Heart, Dicentra exima, is a wonderful addition to the woodland garden. Clusters of small rose-pink buds open to reveal pale pink, heart-shaped blossoms which dance charmingly above the ferny, grey-green foliage. Foliage does not go summer dormant if given adequate moisture. This selection is ever blooming, flowering most freely in spring and continuing throughout the summer and into fall. Native to the Untied States, this heat tolerant perennial thrives in moist woodland soils.
Plant in shade to part shade in soil that has been amended with organic matter. Does not like overly dry soils.