Dicentra ‘King of Hearts’
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Magnoliidae||Includes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others|
|Order||Papaverales||A group that includes buttercups and other poisonous plants|
|Family||Fumariaceae||Fumitory, fumewort, or bleeding-heart family|
|Genus||Dicentra||From the Greek dis, “twice,” and centron, “spur,” meaning “twice-spurred,” in reference to the flower shape|
|Cultivar||‘King of Hearts’|
About plant names...
This bleeding-heart cultivar has a longer blooming period.
Identification: The flower is a deep pink color, bordering
on red. See Lamprocapnos for
a comparison table.
Edibility: Poisonous. May also cause a rash in some people.
Dicentra ‘King of Hearts’ on Perennials.com
Dicentra ‘King of Hearts’ at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Dicentra ‘King of Hearts’ in Paghat's Garden
Dicentra ‘King of Hearts’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 23 × 19" (59 × 49 cm)