Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart' Bleeding Heart



Dicentra, or Bleeding Heart, is a timeless classic for shade gardens. 'Gold Heart' has lovely chartreuse foliage and delicate pink and white blooms that emerge in early spring.

Bees and hummingbirds love the heart-shaped flowers, while deer and rabbits tend to avoid the plant entirely.

Bleeding Heart goes dormant each year starting in the summer, so it's best planted next to other perennials or annuals that will hide the bare spot it leaves. In warmer climates, Bleeding Hearts need to be planted in a cool, well-shaded area.

Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart' Bleeding Heart is great for pressed flowers, and as a gift for gardeners on Valentine's or Mother's Day.


  • Common Names: Bleeding Heart
  • Zones: 3-9
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers average to fertile soil, needs good drainage
  • Height at Maturity: 18-24
  • Width at Maturity: 24-36
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Foliage Color: Gold/Yellow

Special Features

  • Attracts: Hummingbirds. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates:
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Cut Flower.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.