Scientific Name: Dicentra formosa
Common Name: Pacific bleeding heart
Family Name: Papaveraceae
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Spring interest, Woodland margin
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Dissected, Compound, Basal, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Tripinnate, Ovate, Dentate, Incised
Flowers: Pink, May-Jun
Fruit: Capsule, Green, Jun-Jul
Key ID Features:
Leaves 3-4 times divided, tip segments linear to oblong, pointed; inflorescence of 5-15 florets in a drooping panicle; pinkish-purple; capsules pod-like, 2-3.5cm long x 3-4mm wide with shiny black seeds about 2mm long with elaiosomes for ant dispersal.