Bleeding Heart Flowers

Posted on March 28, 2011  Comments (3)

photo of some bleeding heart flowers

One the first flowers to bloom in my yard this year are some bleeding heart flowers (shown the photo). If I remember right, I planted them last year. I love perennials: I just plant them once and then get to keep enjoying them. I also find that some plants that are supposedly annuals seem to keep coming back (I think the plant must just manage to hang on, even if they often don’t, and so are called annuals). I enjoy gardening a bit, but don’t really spend enough time to know much about it. I just do as much as I feel like – and often am so busy that amounts to not much.

Also known as Lamprocapnos spectabilis they are a rhizomatous perennial plant native to eastern Asia from Siberia south to Japan.

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3 Responses to “Bleeding Heart Flowers”

  1. Anonymous
    March 28th, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

    I really like flowers and I can’t imagine that there is a flower like this “Bleeding Heart”. I wish I had one. Thanks

  2. Anonymous
    April 1st, 2011 @ 1:56 am

    Very Beautiful.. But I wish it was not bleeding so it doesn’t give a painful idea. 🙂

  3. Mark
    April 29th, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    We just bought one the other day at a plant sale, and it has just begun to flower. I didn’t know that they end up in the shape of a heart! Very cool! Thanks for the photo John! Your blog is very cool and in the right direction! Keep up the good work!

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