Bleeding Heart- Pacific (Dicentra formosa)
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Type – PERENNIAL
Exposure: Part shade – Shade
Moisture: Moist – Dry
Max height: 1 ft
Growing ease: high
Bloom and Fruits: Heart-shaped pink flowers bloom in May-June.
Wildlife value: Flowers provide spring forage for pollinators. The seed pods have elaiosomes – small yellowish bulbs at their tip. These provide a food reward for ants, which will drag them to their nests, dispersing the seeds.
Features: Beautiful, blue-tinged foliage is delicate and fern-like. It dies back in late summer heat so is best planted with other plants that provide later season interest.
Photo: Bleeding Heart by Alice Sun.