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Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart'

Gold Hearts Bleeding Heart

  • »  Brilliant chartreuse foliage
  • »  Pink and white heart-shaped flowers
  • »  Shade-loving perennial
  • »  Synonymous with Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Gold Heart'

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Try this for a new twist on an old fashioned plant… gold foliage! That's right, 'Gold Heart' has the Bleeding Heart flower that we all know and love each spring, but with a bright twist of gold foliage that doesn't fade and noticeably brightens the partially shaded growing area that is ideal for this selection. 'Gold Heart' is as vigorous as the old fashioned Bleeding Heart, forming a dense, considerably sized clump that begins to bud and bloom early, usually in early May, and continues into mid June, with a multitude of arching strings of rose pink heart shaped flowers. The gold foliage is deeply cut and clean until the plant begins to go dormant in mid-summer.

Border or Bed
Cut Flower/Foliage
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Flower Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring
Partial Sun
Partial Shade
Full Shade
Ground Cover
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart'

Plant in the shaded mixed perennial border or woods edge. Plant with other shade-loving perennials such as Astilbes, Hostas, and ferns that will fill in as the Bleeding Heart foliage goes dormant in the hot summer months. Well-drained soil is essential for the roots to survive the winter.