A beautiful flower to fill up shady places in the garden!
Pacific Bleeding Heart is a plant of the moist forest understory, where it can often be found carpeting the forest floor. It blooms in spring, its denominative pink flowers drooping above the leaves. Pacific Bleeding Heart goes dormant in the heat of the summer, awaiting the cool spring months to return. It spreads underground by rhizomes, and will usually expand slowly to fill space.
Pacific Bleeding Heart is visited by a variety of pollinators, including bumblebees and hummingbirds.
"Dicentra formosa-IMG 7272" by C T Johansson