Hearts won’t be bleeding when you get a look at the first blooms of this gorgeous Perennial. These small, pink flowers pack a serious punch in terms of spring-time color, and they have a variety of special features!
Grow Zone: Does best in grow zones 3-9
Water and Sun Needs: Partial sun. Make sure the soil is consistently moist.
Average Size: Can get up to three feet tall and 3 feet wide.
Plant Type: Perennial.
Special Features: Bleeding heart is known for being deer resistant, thriving in containers, and making for pretty cut flowers.
How to Get Started: This perennial likes to be planted in moist, organic soil. This plant does need a solid few hours of sunlight everyday, but does better in areas of partial shade. If possible, try to work compost into the soil prior to planting.
When to Harvest: Harvest as soon as you see your plant blossom and produce flowers. As soon as the heat of Summer arrives, you will notice the plant beginning to yellow and wither. The plant should be cut back (only remove the yellowing foliage) when it dies. Do not cut back the plant unless you are removing dead foliage. The pruning will ensure that this plant stores it’s energy until it’s next flowering cycle. You’ll definitely notice the abundance of blossoms and colors come the following Spring, your plant will likely get a little bigger, too!
What to Plant It With: Hostas, Ferns, Astilbes, or Foam Flowers.