Bleeding hearts are plants that are fascinating to look at. They come in several types, which vary in size and color. They can grow anywhere from six inches to two feet in height, and the blooms that they produce are uniquely shaped like a heart that dangles from the stem of the plant. They are easy to care for, but some of the different types that you can purchase require different sun, soil, and water needs.
I love the way that this plant looks in a garden, especially when it is planted near other plants with colorful blooms.
In this guide, I have compiled a list of several of my favorite bleeding heart varieties for you to consider for your garden space.
1. Amore Pink
This is a perennial that grows well in partial sun in zones five through nine. This plant grows in a clump, and it can grow to be 14 inches tall. The blooms are a soft pink color that can be seen from late spring until late summer. Because if its size, it makes the perfect edging plant for any garden.
This is a plant that creates blooms that are all white, but sometimes there can be a little pink around the edges of the bloom. It can be found growing in zones two through nine, and since they are easy to care for, they will do well in any type of soil and sun.
3. Burning Hearts
This is another fern-like plant that has dark red or pink blooms that look amazing, especially when they are open so that you can see the inside of the bloom is lighter. This is a variation that can be found growing in zones four to nine, and it is very good at attracting hummingbirds to your garden.
4. Candy Hearts
If you love the pink shades of the candy hearts that you purchase for valentines, day, then this variation can be found in zones three through nine. The blooms come in shades of pink and white, and they can typically be seen all summer long. They do best in partial shade, and they can grow to be about 12 inches in height.
5. Dutchman’s Breeches
If you are looking for a variety that can attract bees to your garden, this is a great option to try. It is known to grow well in zones three to eight, and it’s also rabbit and deer resistant. The blooms are white, but the tip of the heart is yellow. These flowers can grow to be anywhere from eight to 10 inches tall.
6. Fringed Bleeding Heart
The fringed bleeding heart plant can be found growing in hardiness zones three to nine. These plants create blooms that are pink in color, but sometimes the blooms have white on them as well. They can grow to be a height of up to 18 inches, and they can easily attract hummingbirds to your garden.
7. Gold Heart
This is a flower that has unique blooms that are pink in color, but the tips of the heart are actually white. Hummingbirds are attracted to this plant, and the foliage of the plant is more of a yellow color than green. It will do well in hardiness zones three through nine, and this variety can grow to be two feet tall.
8. Ivory Hearts
This is a striking variation of the plant that is white in color. They grow in zones three to nine, and the leaves are bluish green in color. It blooms from late spring until early summer, and it can grow to be two and a half to three feet tall. This plant is one that attracts butterflies, so it will add quite a bit to your garden.
9. King of Hearts
This is a fern-based plant that can be found growing in hardiness zones two through nine. They have a bloom that is rose red or deep pink. Partial shade is ideal for the growth of this plant, and it is excellent at attracting butterflies to your outdoor space. The plant can grow to be 10 inches tall, but it has a spread that can be up to 16 inches wide.
This is a variation of the bleeding heart plant that is white in color, but there are some pink fringes around the edges. The plant can be found in zones two through nine, and the blooming period of the plant is from late fall until early summer. The foliage is blue, and it can grow to be 10 inches to a foot tall.
11. Pacific Bleeding Heart
If you are looking for a bright variation of bleeding hearts to put in your garden, then this option, which produces pink and purple blooms, can be quite eye-catching. Seen growing in hardiness zones three through nine, this is a plant that will often grow under the conifers near that Pacific.
12. Pearl Drops
This is a plant that creates beautiful white blooms that have a hint of pink running down the center of the heart, which can be quite breathtaking. It will begin flowering in April and continue throughout the entire summer. It will only grow to be about two and a half feet tall, and it can be found in hardiness zones three through nine.
13. Red Fountain
Another bleeding heart that has red and pink bloom, the red fountain is a bit more unique looking because of its blue-gray leaves. It can be found in zones three through eight, and it will grow the best in partial shade. The flower is only about an inch in size, but the plant can grow to be a foot in height.
If you need a plant that grows well in partial shade, then this is an option that will produce lovely silver blooms that look stunning. They can also produce soft pink hues on the blooms that can be seen from mid-spring until mid-summer. They can be seen in hardiness zones four to eight, and they only grow to be about 18 inches.
This is a variety that can be seen blooming during every month but winter. It will attract bees to your garden for the majority of the year, and the blooms are a bright white color that is simply stunning. It can grow in zones three to nine, but it will not grow to be much more than a foot tall.