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What's My Zone?Perennial
Cultivar Notes - 'Snowdrift'
A dainty yet delightful perennial for the shade, 'Snowdrift' presents pure white, heart-shaped blossoms just above mounds of grey-green, ferny foliage. This perennial will bloomm all summer long if plants are kept moist.
Species Notes - Dicentra eximia
Native to Eastern North America, D. eximia is the most heat tolerant member of the Dicentra family, which makes it an excellent choice for southern gardens. Unlike the Common Bleeding Heart, D. eximia will not go dormant in midsummer as long as the soil is kept moist. Rather, it will enchant passersby all season long.
Genus Notes - Dicentra
No shade garden is complete without a patch of Bleeding Hearts. Their long-lasting flowers and fern-like foliage are delightful, and their easygoing diposition is a real boon to busy gardeners.
Dicentra is an old time favorite for the shade garden characterized by dangling heart-shaped flowers in spring. Dicentra grow best in filtered sunlight in well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Plants have a tendency to go dormant in the heat of summer or if the soil becomes too dry. To help maintain summer foliage, keep soil evenly moist and provide more shade.