bleeding heart

A welcome sight in the early spring garden. Bleeding Hearts are hardy and easy to grow. My Bleeding Hearts have taken a lot of abuse over the years and still come back every season. The original plant in my garden has been split and divided several times and moved all about the property, been peed and trampled on by our pets and still remained strong and beautiful. They like light shade and can tolerate a heavy clay soil. Most are pink but occasionally you'll see a white Bleeding Heart.

white bleeding heart

By the end of summer, they stop blooming and turn a lime green. That's when I cut 'em back.

The only problem with Bleeding Heart flowers? Slugs love em.