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Scientific Name: Dicentra (hybrids)
Pronunciation: dye-SEN-truh
Common Name: bleeding heart
Family Name: Fumariaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Flowers heart shaped; leaves fern-like, blue gray foliage; slightly fragrant.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Garden origin (Dicentra peregrina × Dicentra eximia 'Alba')
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses:
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include D. 'Ivory Hearts' (D. peregrina × D. eximia 'Alba').
bleeding heart
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound, Dissected, Lobed
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Rounded
Margins: Palmately lobed

Inflorescence Type:
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Urceolate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): White, (depends on cv.)
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May, Jun, Jul

Fruit Type:
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Bark or Stem Colour:
Pest Susceptibility: Deer resistant
(GAZN) GAZebo North : Valentine
(PDW) PonD West : cv. Ivory Hearts
(WLG) WoodLand Garden
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