Pacific Bleeding Heart (sometimes called Dutchman's Britches) is a 12-18 inch perennial with clusters of delicate, pink flowers in summer. A rock garden plant that grows in damp, places. This Dicentra likes shade where it is hot and sun where the summers are cool. Cold tolerant to 5 degrees F., in December 1990 (they do not do so well in hot summers). It is a perfect woodland species with fringe cups, wild ginger, meadow rue and columbine (where the summers stay below 95F). It is much more delicate looking than the ones in the nurseries.
Foliage of Dicentra formosa has color silver and is deciduous.
Flower of Dicentra formosa has color pink.
Communities for Dicentra formosa:Northern Oak Woodland, Redwood Forest, Riparian (rivers & creeks), Yellow Pine Forest and Central Oak Woodland.