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Fernleaf Bleeding Heart

Dicentra 'Red Fountain' PP21,269

Rich blue-green fern-like foliage with dark red hearts with white accents.

The various selections of Fern-leaf Bleedingheart are valued for their compact habit and long season of bloom. This recent introduction forms a vigorous mound of powdery blue-grey leaves, topped by clusters of heart-shaped flowers in a glowing cherry-red shade. Excellent for edging, and very useful for mixed containers and tubs. Removing faded flowers regularly will promote lots of new buds to form. In cool summer regions plants may tolerate direct sun. Continued blooming may stop in hot summer regions. USPP#21269: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms summer, Blooms early spring

Mature Height:

10-12 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-8 Find your zone

Exposure:

Partial Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Begin at 48-55° F to promote new root growth. Keep evenly moist and provide 50% shade. Once plants are actively growing, feed at 100-150 ppm N with each watering. Plants generally finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining organically rich potting soil. Handle carefully, keep eyes slightly below the soil surface and spread roots downward in the pot. Once planted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow in well-drained soil in morning sun or partial shade.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.