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Bleeding Hearts - Bizarre is Beautiful
They are certainly among the most ‘exotic' plants that temperate zone gardeners can grow. While the common bleeding heart is essentially a late spring bloomer, the dwarf species and hybrids bloom all season long, a feature rare among garden flowers.
California
El Segundo
Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart
Prices start at : 18.95 USD / 1 Gal

With such showy flowers, they deserve to be in the front of the shade garden. It prefers no direct sun—a delight for shade gardeners—and blooms happily in April and May. Remember that it goes dormant in mid-summer.
Maryland
Bowie
A Bleeding Heart That Vines?
I was amazed several years ago when I discovered that Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra spp.) come in a vine form. Please use the form below. Not only that, but the flowers are yellow! The most popular and floriferous selection, made by writer and horticulturistLike...
California
El Segundo
White Bleeding Heart
Prices start at : 3.99 USD / each

Leaves are soft green and have many divisions. Will live for years. White Bleeding Heart flowers from May to late June. Pure white, heart shaped pendants hang on gracefully drooping stems.
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Genus: Dicentra spectabilis alba
  • Season Color: Spring, Summer
  • Colors: White
  • Spread: 12-24"
Illinois
Bloomington
Bleeding Heart Collection
Prices start at : 8.79 USD / each

Bleeding Heart Collection offers 1 each of the Old Fashioned, White and Fern-leafed Bleeding Heart varieties. 3 plants in all!
  • Max Height (feet): 3
  • Colors: Pink, White
  • Genus: Dicentra eximia & spectabilis
  • Plant Lighting: Partial Sun/Shade, Full Shade
Illinois
Bloomington
Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart
Prices start at : 3.49 USD / each

In extremely hot weather, plants will become dormant. Very graceful, long stalks are covered with hanging heart-shaped flowers. Strong shade tolerant plants grow 2 feet tall and never need dividing.
  • Genus: Dicentra spectabills
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Max Height (feet): 2
  • Spread: 12-15''
  • Zones: 2-10
Illinois
Bloomington
Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart
Prices start at : 6.00 USD / each

Can be used as cut flower. Attracts hummingbirds. Get all-summer bloom in one area that might otherwise require a number of different plants to get such results in partial shade. Plant about 12-18 inches apart.
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Colors: Pink
  • Genus: Dicentra eximia
  • Plant Lighting: Partial Sun/Shade, Full Shade
  • Max Height (feet): 12-18"
Illinois
Bloomington
Valentine Bleeding Heart
Prices start at : 9.99 USD / each

#1 bareroot plant. The emerging foliage in the spring is a very attractive purple color and rapidly develops into a large fern-like plant that adorns itself with sprays of red and white flowers.
  • Plant Lighting: Partial Sun/Shade, Full Shade
  • Colors: Red, White
  • Zones: 2-9
  • Genus: Dicentra spectabilis 'Valentine' PP22739
Illinois
Bloomington
Ruby Port Columbine
Prices start at : 3.29 USD / each

Columbine are both deer and rabbit resistant. Prefers morning sun/afternoon shade. Outstanding double ruby red blooms! Ruby Port Columbines will not only draw your attention in your garden but will also be a beacon for both hummingbirds and butterflies.
  • Colors: Red
  • Zones: 3-8
  • Season Color: Spring, Summer
  • Max Height (feet): 2
  • Plant Lighting: Full Sun, Partial Sun/Shade
Illinois
Bloomington
Fernleaf Bleeding Heart
Prices start at : 2.25 USD / each

Fluorescent red flowers and ferny freen foliage. Enjoy blooms all summer.
  • Colors: Pink
  • Spread: 12-18''
  • Max Height (feet): 18"
  • Zones: 3-9
  • Plant Lighting: Partial Sun/Shade, Full Shade
Illinois
Bloomington
Luxuriant Bleeding Heart
Prices start at : 7.99 USD / each

By far the best ''fern-leaf'' type Bleeding Heart we have seen. Deer resistant. Tolerates sun better than most bleeding hearts and should be planted in partial shade - comes back year after year with more lovely blooms each year.
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Max Height (feet): 18-20"
  • Spread: 12-18''
  • Colors: Pink
  • Zones: 3-9
Illinois
Bloomington
Gold Heart Dicentra
Prices start at : 9.99 USD / each

It is long-lived and reliable and will be a favorite for years. Gold Heart will outshine all others in the shade. Grows 30-36'' tall and 24-30'' wide. Improved old-fashioned bleeding heart has metallic gold foliage and apricot stems with large pink flowers.
  • Genus: Dicentra spetabilis 'Gold Heart' PP20797
  • Colors: Pink, Yellow
  • Max Height (feet): 3
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Season Color: Spring
Illinois
Bloomington
Pink Bleeding Heart
Prices start at : 4.00 USD / each

It has very attractive foliage and graceful heart-shaped pink flowers in April and May. A favorite in Grandmother's garden half a century ago, it is equally popular today. The Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart thrives in partial shade, but will grow in full...
  • Zones: 2-9
  • Plant Lighting: Partial Sun/Shade, Full Shade
  • Season Color: Spring, Summer
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Max Height (feet): 3
Illinois
Bloomington
Burning Hearts Dicentra
Prices start at : 9.99 USD / each

Deer resistant. Grows only 10-12” tall and can be planted in full sun or full shade! Plant 12” apart. For best blooming performance, supply adequate moisture. Award winning performer! Extremely long flowering season from spring to frost! Dramatic...
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Max Height (feet): 12"
  • Zones: 3-9
  • Season Color: Spring, Summer
  • Spread: 12''
Illinois
Bloomington
Non-Flowering Bleeding Heart: How To Get A Bleeding Heart To Bloom
If your bleeding heart isn't blooming, it might need division or it might simply be too young. Plants growing in full sun will also struggle to bloom long. They bloom in spring and can continue to flower in summer if temperatures are cool and they are...
Ohio
Willoughby
Bleeding Heart Diseases – Recognizing Diseased Bleeding Heart Symptoms
Once the foliage withbegins to wilt, the plant will begin to turn yellow, then brown.– Wilted and stunted growth are the initial symptoms of, followed by blackening and rotting of the roots.
Ohio
Willoughby
Winterizing A Bleeding Heart Plant – How To Overwinter A Bleeding Heart
With their extremely distinctive heart-shaped flowers and low maintenance growing needs, these bushes bring a colorful and Old World charm to any garden. Their roots will survive cold winter temperatures, but their foliage and flowers might not.
Ohio
Willoughby
Taking Cuttings From A Bleeding Heart – How To Root A Bleeding Heart Cutting
Water the mixture well, then allow it to drain until it's moist but not soggy.Take 3- to 5-inch cuttings (8-13 cm.) from a healthy bleeding heart plant. (13-16 C.) at night.Check the cuttings daily and water gently if the potting mix is dry.
Ohio
Willoughby
Bleeding Heart Container Growing: A Guide To Bleeding Heart Container Care
Read the label carefully and avoid over feeding. Bleeding heart, which grows in USDA plant hardiness zones 3 through 9, is a wonderful choice for a semi-shady spot in your garden. Spp.) is an old-fashioned plant with heart-shaped blooms thatdangle gracefully...
Ohio
Willoughby
Bleeding Heart Pest Problems – Common Bugs That Eat Bleeding Heart Plants
Like aphids, scale harms plants by sucking the sweet juices., which are most active during the nighttime hours, chew ragged holes through leaves, leaving behind a slimy, silvery trail.Aphids and scale are usually easy to control with insecticidal soap...
Ohio
Willoughby
Bleeding Heart Has Yellow Leaves: Treating Yellow Bleeding Heart Plants
Keep reading to find out why your bleeding heart has yellow leaves.Bleeding hearts may be one of the first flowers peeking out of your. Keep the plant moderately moist but not soggy.Another reason a bleeding heart plant has yellow leaves might be lighting.
Ohio
Willoughby
Bleeding Heart Flower Care – How To Grow Bleeding Hearts
Once you are aware of how to grow bleeding hearts, you may want to use them to brighten dark and shady areas.Seeds of the growing bleeding heart may add more plants to the garden, but the surest method of propagation is to divide clumps every few years.
Ohio
Willoughby
Dormant Bleeding Heart Plants – How To Plant A Bare Root Bleeding Heart
Slowly refill the hole with soil, holding the bare root plant in place and lightly tamping down the soil as you refill it to prevent air bubbles.Give it some water and soon enough you should begin to notice new growth.
Ohio
Willoughby
Caring For Bleeding Heart Transplants – How To Transplant A Bleeding Heart Plant
Dig up the bleeding heart, taking care to get as much of the root ball as you can.Plant the bleeding heart in the pre-dug hole and water it thoroughly. Had I been afraid to move my bleeding heart, it probably would have continued to suffer until it died...
Ohio
Willoughby
Propagating Bleeding Hearts : How To Grow More Bleeding Hearts
Each portion should be planted in loose soil or in containers and kept moderately moist.For cuttings, you may take a portion of a root. Cuttings should be taken while the plant is actively growing but after it has flowered.Bleeding heart propagation from...
Ohio
Willoughby
Tips For Bleeding Heart Pruning – How To Prune A Bleeding Heart Plant
When an entire stem of flowers has passed, cut it off with pruning shears just a few inches above the ground. But how do you keep one in check? Are beautiful perennials that produce very distinctive heart-shaped flowers.
Ohio
Willoughby
Planting Bleeding Heart Seeds: When To Sow Bleeding Heart Seeds
From that point on you need only wait on your seeds to develop and sprout. Growing bleeding heart from seed is one way to do it, and although it takes more time and patience, you may find that starting with seeds is a rewarding process.There are several...
Ohio
Willoughby
Bleeding Heart Rhizome Planting – How To Grow Bleeding Heart Tubers
Also known as lady-in-the-bath or lyreflower, bleeding heart is one of those beloved garden plants that gardeners can share. Both have their pros and cons. Like, bleeding heart plants can easily be divided and transplanted throughout the garden or shared...
Ohio
Willoughby
Caring For Bleeding Hearts: How To Grow A Fringed Bleeding Heart Plant
They grow best in moist, humus rich soil in full to partially shaded locations. These flowers put on a spectacular bloom display in spring to early summer too; however, fringed bleeding heart may continue to sporadically bloom throughout summer and early...
Ohio
Willoughby