Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)
All grow best in partial to full shade and rich, moist soil. They tolerate
full sun in the North provided the soil remains constantly moist. Dividing is rarely, if ever, required. D. spectabilis
goes dormant in mid- to late summer. Interplant with companions such as Ferns or Hosta that get a late start. In
the South, D. spectabilis can be nipped by late frosts; cover with a sheet or an overturned peach basket on cold
nights. Flowering may stop entirely in the heat of southern summers or inland western summers but will resume with
the arrival of cooler weather in the fall.