Brighten up the shade with colorful Bleeding Hearts

Bleeding Hearts also known as Dicentra literally light up shady areas with their elegant long stems and famous heart-shaped flowers. There are two basic types of plants, the larger ones (to 30") with arching stems that bloom in spring, and the smaller "fernleaf" types that keep blooming all summer. However they're used, the Bleeding Hearts make fantastic companion plants for ferns, hostas, and other shade-lovers. Bleeding heart are deer resistant, easy to grow, and dependably perennial.

Bleeding Heart

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  1. Starting at $11.98

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    Add sparkling white flowers to shady areas with this perennial favorite. Combine it with its pink cousin for a particulary pretty spring display. (Dicentra spectabilis) Learn More →
  2. $15.98

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    One of the most popular Bleeding Heart hybrids, this variety has a dwarf habit and blooms in arching sprays of hot pink, heart-shaped flowers. (Dicentra) Learn More →
  3. Starting at $11.98

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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) Learn More →
  4. $23.98

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    Gold Heart has brilliant, deeply cut gold foliage with rich pink flowers. Makes any shade garden shine. PPAF (Dicentra) Learn More →
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    A compact variety with dark green leaves and fragrant, deep red flowers. New variety Bleeding Heart for any shade garden. PPAF (Dicentra spectabilis) Learn More →
  6. Starting at $18.98

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    One of America's famous wildflowers, a small, wild version of Bleeding Heart with white flowers (that resemble a pair of upside-down, hung-to-dry pants). Dutchman's breeches bloom in early spring while their delicate fern-like foliage lasts on, changing from a gray-green to pale yellow. A simple yet striking addition to the shade or woodland garden. (Dicentra cucullaria) Learn More →
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    Red Fountain Bleeding Heart is known for its long bloom time, often flowering from spring into the early summer. Red Fountain is deer resistant and thrives in partial sun. (Dicentra) Learn More →
  8. Starting at $23.98

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    This is the wild, pink-flowered native with finely cut foliage and a bushy, mounding habit; also called Fringed Bleeding Heart. (Dicentra eximia) Learn More →

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