Bleeding Heart

The Bleeding Heart is one of the spring perennial flowering plants.  I tried growing it several years ago and it came up for 2 or 3 years and then disappeared forever.  I do love seeing the flowers, but haven’t tried it again.

I took these pictures at the English Garden at Assiniboine Park Zoo this spring and saved them to show when things got slow.

Bleeding Heart
Bleeding Heart
Bleeding Heart
Bleeding Heart

These are shade loving plants, so I am not sure why they didn’t like growing in my yard.  I may think about giving them another try one day (or year) soon.

While reading a bit about them, I see that there are several varieties and colours of Bleeding Heart, but what I’ve got here is the normal type which is all that I’ve ever seen.