Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dicentra Spectabilis 'Gold Heart'

One of the plants who's arrival always signals Spring in my mind is the bleeding heart.

In a dark corner of the front flowerbed, we have a single plant of Dicentra Spectabilis "Gold Heart". This bleeding heart has the most amazing lime green leaves that just glow. It completely lights up this difficult space and commands your attention. This year it has really outdone itself. The plant must be almost four feet wide and over three feet tall. 

Its red branches are just covered with hot pink and white hearts.

It is a bold color palate that might not be to everyone's taste, but I love it.

1 comment:

Mindy said...

Hands down, one of my favorites. I got this one last year, and you're right, it literally glows. Love it.