As a classic cottage garden staple, the bleeding-heart plant (Lamprocapnos spectabilis) has been a favorite in many perennial gardens for a long.
It is easy to see why these plants have captivated so many gardeners with their cordate white or pink blooms. The Bleeding Heart grows quickly in spring, and its long stems with drooping, romantic flowers invite you to admire it.
Also known as Asian bleeding-heart or fallopian buds, the bleeding heart is a species of flowering plant belonging to the Papaveraceae (poppy) family.
It is native to Japan, Korea, northern China, and Siberia. The Lamprocapnos genus includes around 8 flowering plants.
Bleeding heart is a late-blooming perennial that typically grows 24 to 36 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide.
The slanted, swollen, cordate rose-pink blooms with protruding white central petals start to bloom in spring before the emergence of the leaves. The flowers hang at regular intervals under long, arching stems. It has compound green leaves.