We’ve all seen them and we’ve all been envious of our neighbours who have these plants. Bleeding hearts are one of the most distinctive flowering perennials, with small, gorgeous heart-shaped flowers that seem to droop downwards, as if bleeding. They line long, curving stems that overhang dense, leafy foliage. Truly, bleeding hearts are a sure way to introduce a magical and classic touch to your garden.
Care for bleeding hearts is a little more specific than other perennials, but it’s well worth it. Soil must be kept evenly moist by way of regular watering, they do not like to dry out. They enjoy part shade to full shade, making it perfect for darker spots where other plants may struggle to grow. When these conditions are met, care becomes simple.