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Dicentra scandens


This intriguing climbing bleeding heart has masses of pendulous, yellow, heart-shaped flowers and mid-green, divided leaves. It prefers a shady to a partially shaded position where it can grow into some sun. Will cascade handsomely from pots and containers and makes an unusual feature plant when supported on a trellis or fencing. You can also grow it into shrubs. Blooms mid summer often until frost. Popular with hummingbirds.

Common Name: Climbing Bleeding Heart

Family: Papaveraceae (The Poppy Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-9

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Vine

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Climbs up and rambles around small trees and shrubs.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas

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