Bleeding hearts are a long standing, popular staple in the shade garden. Old-fashioned bleeding heart, Dicentra spectabalis, has been cultivated in gardens since the 1840's and still reigns as the most widely grown of all the Dicentra. How can one deny the beauty of this queen with dramatic, long wands of pendant, heart-shaped pink and white blooms.
Bleeding Heart. Reminds me of my mother and grandmother. I have a piece of the original bleeding heart from the old farm in Pennsylvania from when I was a little girl, and I love seeing it each spring.