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The beauty of the Bleeding Heart

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Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis, zone three to nine) is a classic perennial which is often given for Mother's day because it symbolizes undying love. The dangling red and white hearts begin to appear along arching stems even before the foliage leaves have completely emerged. Bleeding hearts are a graceful woodland plant that has been around for more then a century, with more than 150 species from which to choose.

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