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Old Fashioned Pink Bleeding Heart is a popular shade perennial with arching stems of lovely, heart-shaped flowers. A timeless classic, this plant inspires nostalgia whenever it's noticed! (Dicentra spectabilis)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 24-36" tall, 24-30" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
SKU 56PER

Plant Information

This is the runaway favorite, long one of American gardeners favorite plants. All over North America, this hardy spring beauty reigns supreme with graceful arching stems and its famous heart-shaped flowers. Choose a moist, shady spot, and you'll enjoy them for years.

Great color in the shade, The Bleeding Hearts. The genus Dicentra, commonly called Bleeding Heart, gives us some of the most treasured plants in America, providing dependable color in moist shade as companions with Hostas and Ferns. There are basically two major types:

1. Most popular and world-famous, is D. spectabilis, a species native to Japan. It is the larger of the two (to about 3 feet,) and has the famous little heart-shaped flowers arrayed along arching stems, a lot like a string of pearls. The large bleeding hearts bloom only in spring, and in some areas, disappear altogether by midsummer, much like Trilliums and Daffodils.
2. The second type, the Fernleaf Bleeding Hearts, are hybrids of North American native wildflowers. They are smaller with finely cut blue-green foliage and similar flowers. However, with the fernleafs, the flowers are more bunched at the top of the stems, more like a dangling bouquet. And best of all, these plants continue to bloom not only in spring, but all summer into fall.

Our native Dicentras are all wonderful wildflowers of woodland shade, from the eastern Dutchmans Breeches and Fringed Bleeding Heart to the Northwests Pacific Bleeding Heart.

These magnificent plants have long been a herald of spring in Zones 2 to 9, a huge area of the US. They are quite easy to grow, as long as woodland conditions are provided. That means some shade, plenty of moisture with good drainage, and rich soil. Once your clumps have become large, you can easily divide the rhizomes after flowering.

Associated SKUs
56PERG
4FPER3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
4FPER1 (Bag of 1) - Out of stock.
56PER (Bag of 1)
Common Name Bleeding Heart
Botanical Name Dicentra spectabilis
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-30" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Native Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Native
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsBleeding Heart Pink
 
3.8

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (11)
  • Reliable growth (10)
  • Attractive (8)
  • Vivid colors (8)
  • Hardy (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large areas (8)
  • Garden (6)
  • Outdoors (4)
  • Raised beds (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (14), Getting started (9), Master gardener (5), Casual hobbyist (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I will buy this product again.

I wanted to put in a 'shade garden' with a number of different shade loving plants, and this bleeding heart is doing very well for me. The 'rhizome tuber' was large and...Read complete review

I wanted to put in a 'shade garden' with a number of different shade loving plants, and this bleeding heart is doing very well for me. The 'rhizome tuber' was large and I could see the life in it when it arrived. It grew out quickly this spring and is blossoming quite profusely already. I plan to add more, and also of different kinds this fall. You can't go wrong with this if you like the 'Bleeding Hearts'

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Only one out of three bare roots bloomed

I purchased three bare roots, and only one made it to bloom. They produced healthy foliage, but probably the reason why they did not bloom is because the plants were pretty young. Hopefully...Read complete review

I purchased three bare roots, and only one made it to bloom. They produced healthy foliage, but probably the reason why they did not bloom is because the plants were pretty young. Hopefully next Spring I will see bigger plants and finally some blooms.The plant per se is not one of the prettiest, in my opinion. I think most gardeners grow this plant because of the very particular flowers. These flowers, however, last no more than one or two weeks... which makes me think whether it is really that worth it growing this plant at all!

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1.0

The seeds did not come up at all. Not even a sprout. Nothing

By 

from Douglas, Arizona

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Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

Dead seeds.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
1.0

No Show

By 

from Flat Rock, N.C.

About Me Getting Started

Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

Planted according to package directions. As of this date, plants are a no show.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
5.0

Beautiful flowers

By 

from Delmar, NY

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Shade

    Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

    This is a great old fashion plant for shade gardens.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    Bleeding Heart Pink

    By 

    from Warwick N.Y.

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Patio
      • Pool Area

      Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

      Used as a border plant

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      Not Enough Time to See Bloom

      By 

      from Bradenton, FL

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

          Germinated very quickly, however I was unexpectedly called out of town for an extended period of time so I was unable to properly tend to the plants. I will try again when they are available for purchase.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          4.0

          always a favorite

          By 

          from Columbia, MO

          About Me Avid Gardener

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          Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

          The plants that were sent were about average for mail-order, and all survived.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          4.0

          Unique flowers

          By 

          from Elyria, OH

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoors

              Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

              I have been wanting bleeding hearts ever since I was little and saw them in my grandmother's garden - and now I have them! When they bloomed this spring I was so happy. This is their first year in my garden and I hope to enjoy them for many years to come.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              4.0

              came up early but weird weather in Calif

              By 

              from Millbrae, CA

              About Me Master Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Long Bloom Time
              • Low Maintenance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Areas

                Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                Looked nice and lasted well.

                 
                1.0

                Disappeared

                By 

                from Tunkhannock, Pa.

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                Verified Reviewer

                Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                The plants grew alongside similar bleeding heart plants that did flower, but these did not. The plants are extremely healthy but are lacking flowers. I have no idea why.

                 
                1.0

                dismal

                By 

                from Tallassee TN

                Verified Reviewer

                Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                Bought nine of these last year. Planted in partially shaded area in back yard. one had a 12 inch stem with about six or seven blossoms on it. A couple others sprouted about six inches with no flowers, and the rest failed completely. Will see if any improvement this year. At least from the ones that did grow.

                 
                1.0

                very poor sprouting

                By 

                from Tallassee tn

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                planted either 3 or 6 of each varity (dutchmans britches,white bleeding heart, pink bleeding heart, blue, and red cardinal flower) Only got about 5 sprouts.

                 
                5.0

                excellent value!

                By 

                from Silver Spring, MD

                About Me Avid Gardener

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                Pros

                • Large Bulb Size
                • Low Maintenance
                • Pest Resistant
                • Reliable Growth
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                    Don't be afraid to buy bare root plants - best way to shop online and avoid mailing shock.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Glad I bought it

                    By 

                    from Laurel

                    About Me Getting Started

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Low Maintenance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                        I don't have much experience with gardening but wanted to try to plant something which reminded me of my childhood. Planted Bleeding heart root last fall and didn't really know what to expect, but this spring seeing the plant coming up and blooming was a great feeling. I was little worried that squirrels might dig it up since we have tons of them in here, but everything went well.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Beautiful plants!

                        By 

                        from Crownsville, MD

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Large Bulb Size
                        • Long Bloom Time
                        • Low Maintenance
                        • Pest Resistant
                        • Vivid Colors

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                            The roots I purchased were all large and all were partially spouted by the time I received them. I planted them, and I had growth in no time. All 3 flowered this year, and they look great!

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            I will buy this product again.

                            By 

                            from AuGres, MI.

                            About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Large Bulb Size
                            • Low Maintenance
                            • Reliable Growth
                            • Vivid Colors

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • In My Neighborhood
                              • Large Areas
                              • Raised Beds

                              Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                              I wanted to put in a 'shade garden' with a number of different shade loving plants, and this bleeding heart is doing very well for me. The 'rhizome tuber' was large and I could see the life in it when it arrived. It grew out quickly this spring and is blossoming quite profusely already. I plan to add more, and also of different kinds this fall. You can't go wrong with this if you like the 'Bleeding Hearts'

                               
                              4.0

                              Love the Bleeding Hearts!

                              By 

                              from Ogden, Utah

                              About Me Master Gardener

                              Pros

                              • Reliable Growth
                              • Vivid Colors

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Large Areas

                                Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                I planted these Bleeding Hearts along the back of my North facing yard which is very shady. They are just blooming and gorgeous! This is the first year of bloom so I am sure next year they will be even more spectacular.

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Absolutely Beautiful

                                By 

                                from Virginia Beach, VA

                                About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Long Bloom Time
                                • Low Maintenance
                                • Reliable Growth
                                • Vivid Colors

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Large Areas

                                  Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                  I planted these around my mailbox and in my corner lot garden last fall. They all came up and bloomed beautifully.

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Came up fast!

                                  By 

                                  from Minneapolis, MN

                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Low Maintenance
                                  • Reliable Growth

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Border Control
                                    • Large Areas

                                    Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                    I planted these bare roots and I had new growth in a week! And they have been going strong ever since. I'm trying to fill in a large shade garden under my oak trees and these are helping to fill it in nicely. Such a great classic.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Wonderful!

                                    By 

                                    from Washington IL

                                    About Me Avid Gardener

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Reliable Growth
                                    • Robust

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Large Areas
                                      • Under Redbuds

                                      Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                      I have used bleeding hearts under Redbuds with dark pink tree peonies interplanted with Happy Family tulips and sweet woodruff as a ground cover. Beautiful Spring vignette!

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Love this produck

                                      By 

                                      from Newland , NC

                                      About Me Avid Gardener

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Fantastic
                                      • Large Bulb Size
                                      • Long Bloom Time
                                      • Low Maintenance
                                      • Reliable Growth
                                      • Vivid Colors

                                      Cons

                                      • No cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Large Areas
                                      • Raised Beds

                                      Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                      Very happy

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Awesome!!!

                                      By 

                                      from Midland Tx

                                      About Me Getting Started

                                      Pros

                                      • Large Bulb Size
                                      • Low Maintenance
                                      • Pest Resistant
                                      • Reliable Growth
                                      • Vivid Colors

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Containers
                                        • Indoor Pots
                                        • Large Areas

                                        Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                        This plant is excellent for the dry hot weather in West Texas

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        I would buy this product again and again

                                        By 

                                        from Dennard, AR

                                        About Me Avid Gardener

                                        Pros

                                        • Low Maintenance
                                        • Reliable Growth
                                        • Vivid Colors

                                        Cons

                                        • Needs Extensive Watering
                                        • Slow Growth

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Containers
                                        • Raised Beds

                                        Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                        Every thing I have planted has come up.

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        bad news

                                        By 

                                        from newton nc

                                        About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • None

                                        Cons

                                        • All died

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                          Planted and watered as specified. I bouth e of these bareroot plants. I dies immediately. The next died shortly thereafter. The third was doing well and I actually thought it was going to make it. But sadly after a few months it died also. Will never purchase another bareroot plant again.

                                           
                                          2.0

                                          Where did they go?

                                          By 

                                          from NYACK

                                          Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                          I have these in my back yard and they are really nice. I bought more for my front yard and they came up the first year but not the second year. :(

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          very satisfied with my order

                                          By 

                                          from San Diego, CA

                                          Pros

                                          • Very healthy bare roots

                                          Cons

                                          • none

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                            Received bare root bleeding hearts. They were very healthy, and are growing beautifully. I will definitely order from American Meadows again.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            plants doing well

                                            By 

                                            from chicago, il

                                            Pros

                                            • Arrived quickly
                                            • Easy to plant
                                            • Growing well
                                            • Well-packed

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                                I planted three Bleeding Heart plants last fall and they all came up this spring in full form.

                                                 
                                                2.0

                                                Too early to tell

                                                By 

                                                from Minneapolis, MN

                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                                Only two of the three Bleeding Hearts planted (fall 2011) have begun to poke through....barely poke through. Other Hearts (more mature plants) are beginning to bloom already. It's still early, and it was a dry winter. I am a little concerned whether or not they survived the winter, yet I'm still hopeful as I have never been disappointed in my American Meadows plants.

                                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                just planted four buds today

                                                By 

                                                from hercules,ca

                                                Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                                package very well and a great price

                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                2.0

                                                Only one out of three bare roots bloomed

                                                By 

                                                from Arlington, TX

                                                About Me Getting Started

                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Short Bloom Time
                                                  • Slow Growth

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Raised Beds

                                                  Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                                  I purchased three bare roots, and only one made it to bloom. They produced healthy foliage, but probably the reason why they did not bloom is because the plants were pretty young. Hopefully next Spring I will see bigger plants and finally some blooms.The plant per se is not one of the prettiest, in my opinion. I think most gardeners grow this plant because of the very particular flowers. These flowers, however, last no more than one or two weeks... which makes me think whether it is really that worth it growing this plant at all!

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Beautiful

                                                  By 

                                                  from Chestertown, Md

                                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Long Bloom Time
                                                  • Low Maintenance

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Border Control

                                                    Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                                    Large the first year! Bloomed a long time. I really liked it.

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