PINK BLEEDING HEART Lamprocapnos spectabilis
Freshly harvested seeds, this season! Bleeding heart are a very easy and beautiful hardy perennials for the mainly-shaded garden, and do well even in dry areas under trees, and around homes. Plants grow up lush foliage in early spring, quickly forming large clumps bearing many, many gorgeous heart-shaped flowers along long stems! Flowers last for a long time, as they continue to develop along the stems, easily visible and adding welcomed color to the spring and early-summer gardens. We grow various Bleeding Heart plants around our property, and they seem to be quite versatile regarding location. Most of our soil is sandy and dry, and they even grow under the acid-producing evergreen trees! Obviously they are also quite happy in rich, moist soil also. Great plants for spring color!
Type: Hardy perennial
Location: Part shade or full shade
Hardiness zones: 3-9, sometimes zone 2
Seeds per pack: 5
Germination: These seeds have fairly reliable germination. As with many perennials, these seeds benefit from a period of moist cold to help them break dormancy. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cool area (but not freezing) for 4-5 weeks. Once the cool period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.