Bleeding hearts are herbaceous perennials.
Other Names: Old-fashioned Bleeding-Heart,
Venus's Car, Lady in a Bath, Dutchman's Trousers,
or Lyre-Flower, Dicentra,
Species: L. spectabilis
Descriptions: Bleeding hearts have unique
heart shaped flowers with that are 1–2 inches
long. Bleeding hearts have fern like foliage.
Size: Bleeding hearts will grow in bushy
clumps up to 2 feet high.
Symbolism: Bleeding hearts are a symbol
of undying love.
Grow Details: Bleeding hearts are hardy
shade-loving perennials that bloom in late spring.
Soil Type: Well
Soil PH: pH 4.5 to 6.5
Light: Part Sun to Full Shade
Grow Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Height: Up to 2 feet high.
Flower Colors: Pink, Red and White
Propagation: Propagate through division
Division/Transplants: Divide Bleeding
Hearts in the Spring
Blooming Period: Late Spring to Early
Herbal Remedy Properties: Native Americans
of the Pacific Northwest have used bleeding heart
for generations as a remedy for toothache, mouth
ulcers and other types of pain. In years past,
bleeding heart was widely employed for treating
syphilis. A tonic developed from Bleeding hearts
was also used to calm nerves.
Native Area: Bleeding hearts are native
to the Pacific Northwest.