Common bleeding heart Lamprocapnos spectabilis is a spring-blooming herbaceous perennial plant that grows arching stems from rhizomatous roots and produces arching sprays of small heart-shaped flowers of pink and white. Formerly known as Dicentra spectabilis , this plant enjoys shady conditions and is a favorite of gardeners in shady borders and woodland situations. The plant typically grows to two or three feet in height. The tiny blossoms, up to 20 on each stem, appear in spring, and by mid-summer the foliage often goes dormant. They are best planted in combination with other plants that can fill in space once bleeding heart fades. Another advantage to bleeding hearts is that they are rarely eaten by deer or rabbits.
Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart
How to Grow Bleeding Hearts
How to Grow Bleeding Heart
Appealing to most gardeners, Dicentra Bleeding Heart are rhizomatous or tuberous perennials with heart-shaped flowers dangling in arching panicles or racemes above attractively divided leaves. Shade tolerant, they bloom over a long season, extending from late spring to early fall, in cooler climates. In hotter climates, flowering will usually stop in the heat of the summer, but may start again when the weather cools in late summer or early fall. Beautiful in leaf as soon as they sprout, they quickly add their charming blooms and make elegant additions to the garden when combined with other shade-loving perennials. A charming late spring or early summer bloomer, Anemone sylvestris Snowdrop Anemone is an ideal
It is no wonder how the old-fashioned common bleeding heart Lamprocapnos spectabilis; formerly known as Dicentra spectabilis got its name. The pillow-like flower is heart-shaped with a single dangling pendulous drop. In addition to the common L.