Family: Fumariaceae

Common Name: Dicentra Burning Hearts

DescriptionThe red heart shaped flowers are lined with white creating an interesting contrast to the flower.
Plant TypeAll Plants, Perennials Hardy
Hardiness Zone3-9
Sunlightpart sun, part shade, shade
Moistureaverage to moist
Soil & Siteaverage, well drained, never dry in the summer or soggy wet in the winter
Flowersred heart shaped flowers edged in white, has a long season of bloom compared to other Dicentra
Leavesfern-like highly dissected glaucous foliage, foliage lasts longer in cool moist conditions
Dimensions12-15 inches high by 3/4 spread
Maintenancedead heading encourages increase blooms
PropagationPP20797, division
Cultivar OriginBurning Hearts is the result of a planned cross by Akira Shiozaki of Japan, of Dicentra peregrina rubra and Dicentra eximia yielding improved vigor, more flowers, and a longer flowering period (Bluestone Perennials web site.
Misc FactsDicentra is from dis, twice, and kentron, a spur, which refers to the shape of the corolla
Author's NotesThe flowers on this Dicentra as about as red as I have seen on Bleeding Hearts.
Notes & Reference#115-Bleeding Hearts, Corydalis and Their Relatives (Mark Tebbit, Magnus Liden, Henrik Zetterlund)
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