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Pink Bleeding Heart

 

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Old Fashioned Pink Bleeding Heart is a popular shade perennial with arching stems of lovely, heart-shaped flowers that bloom each spring. Deeply-cut, blue green foliage remains fresh and healthy throughout the summer, helping to fill out the garden bed and provide a graceful backdrop for summer blooms. A timeless classic, this plant inspires nostalgia whenever it's noticed! Deer resistant. (Dicentra spectabilis)

Zones 2 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
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
Size Bag of 3 - Root Size: 2-3 eyes
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.

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56PERG
4FPER3 (Bag of 3)
4FPER1 (Bag of 1) - Out of stock.
56PER (Bag of 1) - Out of stock.
Common Name Pink Common Bleeding Heart
Botanical Name Dicentra spectabilis Pink
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Pink
Flower Size 6-12" flowers
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-30" wide
Growth Rate Medium
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
Foliage Green fern-like foliage. Foliage goes dormant mid-summer.
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers, Containers
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
Ideal Region Northeast, West, Pacific Northwest
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsPink Bleeding Heart
 
3.9

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (11)
  • Healthy (10)
  • Reliable growth (10)
  • Attractive (9)
  • Accurate instructions (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (8)
  • Large areas (8)
  • Outdoors (6)
  • Raised beds (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (17), Getting started (9), Master gardener (5), Casual hobbyist (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (16)

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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5.0

Very pleased

By 

from Manchester, TN

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Pink Bleeding Heart:

      Planted these day after receiving them last October. Now April and have healthy-looking plants 8-9" high and approximately 12" in diameter. I fully expect these plants to do well. This was my first time ordering from American Meadows and I was very pleased with the delivery and the plants.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      3.0

      Hopeful

      By 

      from Central Indiana

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Pink Bleeding Heart:

          It took 'forever' for this to come up. When it finally did it seemed like it was going to take off, but then cooler weather set in. I am hopeful it will come up again in the spring and have some blooms.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

            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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

            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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

            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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

            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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

              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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

                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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

                    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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

                    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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

                        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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

                          Looked nice and lasted well.

                           
                          1.0

                          Disappeared

                          By 

                          from Tunkhannock, Pa.

                          About Me Casual Hobbyist

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Comments about American Meadows Pink Bleeding Heart:

                          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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

                          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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

                          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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

                              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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

                                  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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

                                      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!

                                      (5 of 5 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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

                                        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'

                                        (2 of 2 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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

                                          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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

                                            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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

                                              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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

                                                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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

                                                Very happy

                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

                                                  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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

                                                  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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

                                                    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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

                                                    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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

                                                      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 Pink Bleeding Heart:

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

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