A close look reveals even rows of jewel-like blooms. The cumulative effect of these charm-like blossoms is stunning.
Once planted, Bleeding Heart is a reliable harbinger of spring. When the blossoms fade, the foliage adds considerable structure to the shade garden until August, then quickly turns brown, signaling that it's nearly time to turn in. A quick clip at ground level, and the plant is happily tucked away, ready to emerge for more heartbreak next April.