Bleeding Heart--an PNW native with a nostalgic and modern heartbeat


Bleeding heart always evokes fond childhood memories. This plant was my playground covering the entire yard and mingling throughout the trees. Now as an adult, I still come back to this favorite enjoying the classic beauty and simplicity of this PNW native.

Dicentra formosa (western or pacific bleeding heart) is the native cultivar.

Easy to grow in moist soil in partial to full shade. Tuck this plant into your shady border or under trees to bring some woodland vibe into your garden. Be careful with small gardens as once it likes an area it tends to spread it wings to fill the space.

Deer resistant. Attracts bees. Host for butterfly larvae. Can be propagated by seed collection or by division.

Bleeding hearts are usually available at our annual plant sale.

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