Common Name:Bleeding Heart-Old-Fashioned

 

 

Height: 30-36 Inches
Spread:  30-36 Inches
Flower Color:  Pink shades
 
Foliage Color: Green shades
Hardiness Zone:3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?:  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)  Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
 
Wet or dry?:  Average water needs  Consistent water needs
Want to see wings?:  Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 
How fast should it grow?:  Rapid
When should it bloom?:  Late spring
How's your soil?:  Average Soil  Fertile Soil
 
Sweet or Sour Soil?:  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)  Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:  Container/Patio  Woodland/Shade  Cottage  Eclectic
 

A classic charmer! One of the oldest but still irreplaceable perennials in cultivation.

Old-fashioned Bleeding Hearts form large, bushy clumps of powdery-green foliage comprised of cut or lobed leaves on fleshy stems. In late spring, produces chains of puffy heart-shaped flowers with rose-pink petals and white tips dangle beneath the arching, leafless stems.

Make delightful additions to fresh bouquets, lasting about 2 weeks in a vase. In cooler climates with adequate moisture, the bloom time may be extended into early summer.

After putting on this fantastic display, Old-Fashioned Bleeding Hearts usually go dormant until the following spring. However, if plants are kept well-watered during the spring, dormancy may be delayed until late summer or early fall. Other bushy perennials, such as Hosta, Geranium, or Sedge, should be planted nearby to fill in the resulting gaps.