Dicentra eximia, or Wild Bleeding Heart, has deeply cut, ferny blue-green foliage and pink, heart-shaped flowers that dangle from leafless stems from early spring to early summer. Blooming may resume when weather cools later in the season. This delicate looking perennial is generally pest and disease free.
Dicentra eximia, native to the eastern portion of the United States, is also sometimes called Squirrel Corn. It is typically found in rich, acidic woods and is common in the Appalachian Mountains.
Dicentra eximia prefers light shade to morning sun and moist, well-drained soil, particularly in winter. It will tolerate limited drought. Deer and rabbit resistant.