One of the most popular of old-fashioned garden plants. Bleeding hearts are a bushy, upright mound of light green foliage, with a somewhat ferny appearance. Dangling white locket flowers are held on arching stems, and these are excellent for cutting. Performs best in a rich, moist soil with partial shade, or at least protection from hot afternoon sun.
Mature Height: 3"
Sun Exposure: Shade to Part Sun (best in part shade)
Bloom Period:Earlyto Late Spring
After flowering, the plants should be sheared back to 6 inches tall, to rejuvenate the foliage. Even still, these often go completely dormant by midsummer, to return again the following spring.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Type: Normal or Sandy
Soil pH: Neutral or Alkaline or Acid
Soil Moisture: Dry
Flower Colour: Deep Pink
Foliage Colour: Early Summer, Mid Summer
Foliage Colour: Blue, Grey Green
Flower Head Size:Small
Spread: 70 - 90cm / 27 - 35"
Foot Traffic: None
Growth Rate: Medium