Dicentra formosa 'Tuolumne Rose'

Common Name:
Western bleeding heart
Plant Type:
Deciduous perennial
Papaveraceae (The Poppy Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
1 foot high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
shade gardens
Flowering Season:
Spring and Summer
Flower Color:
Rose pink
Light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
Dicentra 'Tuolumne Rose' has unusually large, bright bluish green leaves and exceptionally tall, closely branched stems of large rose pink, nodding, heart shaped blossoms. It forms compact clumps from which sprays of much-divided, fernlike leaves issue in spring. Part shade except near the coast, well drained soil, regular watering during active growth. Hardy to 0 degrees F. and below.