Bleeding Hearts

There is no flower that is as romantic as the Bleeding Heart. Each heart-shaped blossom is pierced at a point with a small touch of white. The deep-rose colored blossoms dangle from the horizontal stems very gracefully. They like part to mostly shade conditions. In the summer the blossoms die off and their green and grey foliage takes over. They become dormant as the summer goes on and eventually fade away, but will sprout again in the spring of future years. Bleeding Hearts make excellent additions to woodland borders and shady wildflower gardens.