The Bleeding Heart

bleedingheartThe Bleeding Heart is a perennial and a great pick for shady areas! It blooms during the spring with delicate heart-shaped flowers and provides wonderful green foliage the remainder of the growing season.

It thrives in most shady or wooded areas and grows well with ferns and other types of shade loving plants.  Best of all, deer don’t care for it! This plant grows quickly and is easily subdivided. It requires very little care, so the Bleeding Heart is an easy addition to any garden. Once I planted these (a pink and a white), all I’ve ever had to do was subdivide them. A nice bonus feature includes the plant (it is viny) wrapping around nearby trees.

It ranges in price from $3.00-$20.00, depending on the area where you live and the nurseries. However, most gardeners are willing to share when they subdivide this plant. If you are on a tight budget, ask your friends and family  members.

The Bleeding Heart also comes in white and red:

bleedingheartwhite  bleedingred

If you are looking for a perennial to provide punch and color in your spring garden, the Bleeding Heart is an excellent choice!


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