Spring’s Offering

Bleeding Hearts

BY Ryan Weeks

Ryan Weeks
Ryan Weeks

The Asian bleeding-heart is a shade-loving plant native to Siberia, Japan, Northern China and Korea. It is known for its 1- to 2-inch heart-shaped pendant flowers that bloom in the springtime and can last all summer long. Below the heart is a white petal, which looks like a drop and is where the “bleeding” in the name comes from. These woodland perennials are ideally suited to cool, shady spots in the garden with moist soil and can be grown in containers. It is extremely toxic to dogs and people.
If your dog consumes any part of this plant take it to the veterinarian immediately.

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