Day 293: Bleeding Heart

“Asian bleeding-heart grows to 120 cm (47 in) tall by 45 cm (18 in) wide. It is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial with 3-lobed compound leaves on fleshy green to pink stems. The arching horizontal racemes of up to 20 pendent flowers are borne in spring and early summer. The outer petals are bright fuchsia-pink, while the inner ones are white. The flowers strikingly resemble the conventional heart shape, with a droplet beneath – hence the common name. The first specimens were introduced to England from Asia in the 1840s by the Scottish botanist and plant hunter Robert Fortune.” To read more click here

24 thoughts on “Day 293: Bleeding Heart

  1. It’s strange, but I’ve never seen or noticed one of these flowers in all my years, but yesterday I spotted some in a neighbour’s garden. So thank you for bringing these pretty little flowers to my attention. And, of course, I’ll never forget their name !

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