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Old Fashioned Pink Bleeding Heart is a popular shade perennial with arching stems of lovely, heart-shaped flowers. (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
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 Spring / Summer
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

Shipping is based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.
Zone 6-11 - orders ship the week of May 9th, 2016
Zones 1-4 - orders ship the week of May 16th, 2016

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American MeadowsBleeding Heart Pink
 
4.0

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (11)
  • Reliable growth (10)
  • Vivid colors (8)
  • Attractive (7)
  • Hardy (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large areas (8)
  • Garden (5)
  • Outdoors (4)
  • Raised beds (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (13), Getting started (7), Master gardener (5), Casual hobbyist (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Glad I bought it

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...Read complete review

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.

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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!

Reviewed by 29 customers

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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

        Verified Reviewer

        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

              Verified Reviewer

              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!

                          (2 of 2 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.

                                (1 of 1 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.

                                        (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.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Loved it!

                                            By 

                                            from Fairfax, VA

                                            About Me Getting Started

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Reliable Growth

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                                I planted 1 root 3 weeks ago and there is already perfectly healthy and happy plant of about 5 inches! Thank you.
                                                V.

                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                In a hurry to grow.

                                                By 

                                                from South Oregon Coast

                                                About Me Master Gardener

                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                Pros

                                                • Accurate Instructions
                                                • Attractive
                                                • Healthy
                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Versatile

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Garden
                                                  • Outdoors

                                                  Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                                  Just received the plants for my Shade planters and already they are budding and growing. They seem very healthy. I am pleased with American Meadows' plants. They all look healthy.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal
                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Beautiful addition to my garden.

                                                  By 

                                                  from North Little Rock, AR

                                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                                  Pros

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

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Garden

                                                    Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                                    The bleeding hearts arrived as promised - healthy and ready to plant.

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Personal
                                                     
                                                    4.0

                                                    Shady Ladies

                                                    By 

                                                    from Golden, CO

                                                    About Me Avid Gardener

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Attractive
                                                    • Hardy

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Garden
                                                      • Outdoors

                                                      Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                                      Content in shady terrace. Would probably be a little happier with a little more sun.

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Personal
                                                       
                                                      3.0

                                                      I love Bleeding Hearts.

                                                      By 

                                                      from Vermont

                                                      About Me Getting Started

                                                      Verified Reviewer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Attractive

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Outdoors

                                                        Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                                        These were a little slow getting going but they did come back the second year and hopefully will spread more this spring.

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Personal
                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        A durable, hardy perennial.

                                                        By 

                                                        from St. Louis, Mo.

                                                        About Me Avid Gardener

                                                        Verified Reviewer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Attractive
                                                        • Hardy
                                                        • Healthy

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Garden

                                                          Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                                          The bleeding heart is one of my favorite flowers and I look forward to seeing it every year. It has beautiful "ferny" folliage and delicate, long-lasting flowers. When it's "chutes" show up in early spring I know I will be rewarded for planting it.

                                                          • Primary use:
                                                          • Personal

                                                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          Absolutely Amazing Bleeding Heart

                                                          By 

                                                          from Seattle, WA

                                                          About Me Master Gardener

                                                          Verified Reviewer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Accurate Instructions
                                                          • Attractive
                                                          • Hardy
                                                          • Healthy

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

                                                              I bought my mom the pink and white bleeding hearts last year and they look absolutely amazing. We even got enough roots to plant some at my grandparents house. Best flower you can plant. Rewards you each year with beautiful flowers in the spring. A must have!

                                                              Service and delivery comments:

                                                              Excellent! Thank you!

                                                              • Primary use:
                                                              • Personal

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