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DICENTRA formosa 'Aurora'
Aurora Bleeding Heart, Bleeding Heart
Descended from a species native to western North America, 'Aurora' is a low, spreading perennial prized for its feathery leaves and clusters of heart-shaped, pendent white flowers held high on stems that curl like a shepherd’s crook. It spreads by rhizomes (underground stems) to form a soft mound, and the flowers bloom in late spring to early summer. It also spreads freely by seeds. Its parent species grows in a range of conditions, but most often in shady spots, including woodlands.
Plant ‘Aurora’ in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil and partial sun to partial shade. Use it as a groundcover under trees, or for early color and soft texture in a shade garden. For an elegant contrast of habit and texture, plant it with variegated Solomon’s seal Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum.’
9 - 1
4 - 8
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
16"-22" / 40.6cm - 55.9cm (18)
24"-36" / 61.0cm - 91.4cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Alpine, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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