Bleeding hearts grow best in dappled sunlight, and in well drained soil.
If you have shade tolerant roses, such is the Iceberg variety, you can plant them as companion plants, since they like the same soil conditions and they also require the same amount of water.
The fernlike foilage is very attractive with an shade of apple green color. It's a perennial plant that flowers in early spring or early summer, depending on where you live.
The flowers are adorable and look like little hearts. They come arranged in a row along a stem. Real cute!
Start looking for them in early spring, or you can order them here, just CLICK on the headlines under the images. They can be shipped when it's the best time to plant in your area.
Water thoroughly after planting. Don't let the plants dry out between waterings.
They will grow to about 2 feet tall and 20 inches wide. When you are ready to divide (4-5 years), only do it in the fall. September being the best time.
Add a 2-3 inch layer of mulch and compost around the plant to keep it moist.
It's important to water regularly during the summer, and never let them dry out. They like the same water routine as roses.
In the fall, during autumn clean up, cut the remaining stems, using rose pruners.