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Bleeding Hearts – Dicentra Spectabilis – A Cool Weather Favorite

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Bleeding Hearts For Spring Gardens Bleeding Heart, or Dicentra Spectabilis is one of the most popular spring blooming perennials in the west. Part of the reason is that Dicentra Spectabilis, (known for its low temperature, zone 2, hardiness) can survive winter at minus fifty-to-forty degree winter temperatures! This makes it an easy survivor in high Rocky Mountain gardens. But its popularity is more based on its heart shaped flowers that dangle from graceful arching stems, for the plant is easily recognized by everyone, even children. The delicate hearts are backed up by equally charming fern-like foliage of deeply divided blue-green foliage. Also, Bleeding Hearts are native to the United States and...