Pacific Bleeding Heart (Dicentra Formosa) is a perennial forb in the Poppy Family (Papaveraceae). It’s native to western North America, blooms Apr-Jun and grows 1-2 ft. It’s commonly found in the understory of undisturbed forests; likes moist soils and full shade to partial sun exposure.
Also found in North America Red Bleeding Heart (Dicentra Formosa ‘Bacchanal’) and White Bleeding Heart (Dicentra Formosa ‘Aurora’). Both look the same as Pacific Bleeding Heart. Only difference is red and/or white blooms. Due to beautiful blooms and profitable ornamental uses this plant has been hybridized in many different ways; including varieties in bloom colors and flower sizes.
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