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Bleeding Heart Pink

 

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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
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
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 4FPER3

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
4FPER1 (Bag of 1) - Out of stock.
56PER (Bag of 1) - Out of stock.
4FPER3 (Bag of 3)
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, Attract Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Containers
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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American MeadowsBleeding Heart Pink
 
3.9

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (11)
  • Reliable growth (10)
  • Attractive (9)
  • Healthy (9)
  • Vivid colors (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (8)
  • Large areas (8)
  • Outdoors (5)
  • Raised beds (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (15), Getting started (9), Master gardener (5), Casual hobbyist (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (14)

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'

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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!

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5.0

So happy with this bleeding heart.

By 

from Illinois

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

    I was afraid that I wasn't going to have any luck with this plant. Boy, did it surprise me. I can't wait until next year.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Bleeding Hearts Dicentra Grand Slam!

    By 

    from Greensboro, North Carolina

    About Me Professional Landscaper

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Healthy
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Indoors
    • Patio
    • Pool Area

    Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Pink:

    Root arrived large and healthy. Planted with worm castings in the front garden in a mostly shady spot. Grew quickly and started to bloom almost immediately. Very cool!

    Blooms lasted a couple of weeks and then fell off from rain. If they are allowed to dry out a bit, you can actually wait for the seeds to form in the hearts and grow your own indoors through the winter.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

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    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

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        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

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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

                  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.

                      (5 of 5 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!

                              (4 of 4 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'

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                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.

                                    (3 of 3 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

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