Dicentra ‘Love Hearts’

(Love Hearts Bleeding Heart)


Hardiness Zones:

 3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

‘Love Hearts’ is a compact bleeding heart hybrid cultivar that typically grows in a low-spreading mound to 8-10” tall. It was developed by Gotenborgs Botaniska Tradgard in Gothenburg, Sweden. Nodding, heart-shaped, pale yellow-green flowers with a white base and purple-red tips appear atop leafless flower stems which arch above finely-dissected, fern-like, blue-gray stem leaves. ‘Love Hearts’ is noted for its lengthy flowering period (particularly in cool summer climates). Peak bloom extends from mid to late spring, but additional sporadic flowering continues throughout summer to first fall frost. Flowering will slow down considerably or stop in the middle of hot summer weather, but will typically resume in late summer to early fall as temperatures cool.

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Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in part shade. Prefers consistently moist, rich, humusy soils. Soils must not be allowed to dry out during summer. Intolerant of wet soils in winter. Promptly remove spent flowering stems to promote additional bloom. This is a sterile hybrid that must be propagated vegetatively.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Love Hearts Bleeding Heart

Botanical Name

Dicentra 'Love Hearts'


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade




0.75 to 1.5'

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period

mid to late spring

Flower Color

white tinged with purple



Foliage Color

silver green

Deer Resistant


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