Sunday, April 4, 2010
Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra - dy-SEN-tra). A beautiful heirloom woodland perennial that has been popular in gardens for centuries. The name of bleeding hearts typifies the unique flowers, which resemble pink hearts with drops of blood dangling from their tips. They are yet another one of my many favorites. They are so beautiful, delicate and unusual. They are most content in the light shade of a woodland garden. Paired with ferns, wild bleeding hearts and hostas they create a lovely contrast of size and shape. The beloved bleeding heart blooms with the tulips and daffodils much to the delight of all gardeners anxious for the gardening season to begin.