A Plant A Day Till Spring – Day 9 – Fringed Bleeding-Heart

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“Fringed Bleeding Heart” – Spring 2013 – Whitney Avenue – Wilkinsburg, PA

“A Plant a Day till Spring” will highlight one plant a day, starting on the winter solstice (December 21, 2013)… And ending on the vernal equinox (March 20, 2014)… If all goes to plan I will be starting with old Snowdrop photos from 2013… And ending with new photos of Snowdrops in 2014…

Seven Days of Spring Wildflowers

For the next 7 days I plan to step outside of my garden and share some of the wildflowers I draw inspiration from in the early spring… Although this article is in my garden… Fringed Bleeding Heart is a native in my region… Therefore I am including it in my wildflower week… I actually have one more Dicentra for you tomorrow… But until then…

I personally call this plant “Creeping Bleeding Heart”… Dicentra eximia is a herbaceous perennial that grows from a rhizome… It is known by the common names “Wild Bleeding Heart”, “Fringed Bleeding Heart”, and “Turkey-Corn”… It is native to the Appalachian Mountains from Pennsylvania south…

I have no idea where I got this plant from… A division from another gardener probably… It begins blooming in mid-spring and will keep on going right up through autumn… The seeds are born in a pointed pod… They turn black while the pod is still green… Each one has a white tail that is enjoyed by ants…

Fringed bleeding hearts are tolerant of a variety of conditions… I consider them full shade plants… They can be grown in the sun but tend to stop blooming early… I believe this is a result of stress caused by the excessive sunlight…

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New To writing and never had to site sources before… These “Plant a Day Till Spring” posts are simply intended to kill time until spring… My source is Wikipedia.org… The photography is all my own… And I am adding my own information… But much of this is just related from the web…

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One thought on “A Plant A Day Till Spring – Day 9 – Fringed Bleeding-Heart

  1. narf77 says:

    How beautiful! Here in Tasmania Australia our natives tend to be tough and hardy and not very attractive. The problem that we Aussies have is that we lust after Northern gardens and introduce many species that go mental in our conditions, turning into major weeds because our climate doesn’t kill them off in winter (or at least control them). Cheers for another lovely share 🙂

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