Wild bleeding heart

Dicentra formosa 'Aurora'

Wild bleeding heart - Dicentra formosa 'Aurora'

Common Name: Wild bleeding heart
Genus: Dicentra
Species: formosa
Cultivar: 'Aurora'

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Cream, White
Foliage Colour: Blue/GreenFlowering Period: May to August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained



A fast-growing dwarf perennial with arching stems of creamy white, heart-shaped flowers from late spring to late summer. The blue-green fern-like foliage forms a soft mound and is a lovely foil to other plants. Easy to grow, it looks great planted en masse as a groundcover at the front of a shady border or as part of a cottage garden scheme. Dicentras are northern hemisphere plants growing from Asia to North America. In their natural habitat they are found in moist soils in the cool margins of woodlands.

  • Garden care: Dicentras are happy in any good garden soil that is fertile but not too heavy. Enrich the soil with plenty of leaf mould before planting and apply a mulch in autumn too. A light fertilising in March will help enormously.



Similar Plants:


Bleeding Heart - Dicentra spectablis

Bleeding Heart
Dicentra spectablis

Bleeding heart - Dicentra  'Bacchanal'

Bleeding heart
Dicentra 'Bacchanal'

Bleeding heart - Dicentra  'King of Hearts'

Bleeding heart
Dicentra 'King of Hearts'