Common Name Dicentra, Bleeding Hearts 
Genus  Dicentra
Species D. spectabilis, hybrid (AMORE™ series)
Family Papaveraceae
Life Cycle  Perennial 
Tray Size  32
Plug Care Harden off and plant out or bump up into larger pots soon after receiving plugs. When planting out be sure you to not bury the crowns. Plant the plugs so that the top of the growing medium is level with the soil.
Netting / Staking Not necessary. 
Temperature Range Hardiness Zones 4-8
Spacing 24-36" - plants grow quickly and will form a large clump after a couple seasons. 
Soil Preference Prefers moist, loamy soil. Dry moderately between waterings. 
Day Length Day-neutral plant. Plant in part shade to full shade. 
Pinching Do not pinch. 
When to Plant Terra Nova Dicentra plugs ship from November to May only. For best results, plant in early spring. If planting late fall or early winter, it is suggested to plant into 4 inch pots and grow on before planting out. 
Harvesting Cut stems when about half of the heart shaped flowers have opened.
Post Harvest Care Cut stems should immediately be placed into cool water. Expect a vase life of close to two weeks. The use of a floral preservative will help to maximize vase life. 
Diseases / Insects Aphids are a possible pest, most other insect pests leave it alone. If planted in an area with poor drainage or poor growing conditions, wilts, root rots and leaf spots are all possible. 
Bailey's Notes

Bleeding hearts are the perfect addition to shady areas of the yard or flower field where other popular cut flower varieties might not thrive. Although they tolerate shade, they will not be as floriferous in deep shade and the best quality cut stems will be achieved when the plants receive at least a few hours of direct light. 

The graceful, arching stem of a bleeding heart makes a statement in a bouquet or floral creation. It is often challenging to create this kind of movement when the majority of cut flower stems are rigid and straight. 

We are proud to offer some exciting new cultivars from the breeders at Terra Nova that feature multiple colors of foliage and flowers. 

Resources Growing Dicentra