Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Dicentra spectabilis 'Valentine' PP 22,739
Valentine Bleeding Heart
Item #: 9243
Zones: 3a to 8b
Dormancy: Winter, Summer, Fall
Height: 24" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade ?
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
(aka: Lamprocapnos spectabilis, Dicentra 'Hordival') We'll never forget the euphoria we felt when we first saw the hot new Dicentra 'Valentine' flower in our garden. What we had feared might be a Photoshopped catalog image was every bit as good or better in person. Instead of long sprays of pink heart-shaped flowers in spring, the outer petals are brilliant red, with the contrasting white inner petal beneath...simply stunning! Even the very dark green foliage of the 2' tall x 2' wide clump has a hint of red as it emerges. Dicentra 'Valentine' was discovered in 2005 as a seedling in the production field of Phyllis and Lyle Sarrazin of British Columbia. This isn't just a minor change from typical Dicentra spectabilis...it's a major breakthrough! This calls for a re-write of those poetic lines...Dicentras are red, violets are blue. If you don't order soon, you'll be blue too.
Bloom Time: Spring