Dicentra, or Bleeding Heart, is a timeless classic for shade gardens. 'Gold Heart' has lovely chartreuse foliage and delicate pink and white blooms that emerge in early spring.
Bees and hummingbirds love the heart-shaped flowers, while deer and rabbits tend to avoid the plant entirely.
Bleeding Heart goes dormant each year starting in the summer, so it's best planted next to other perennials or annuals that will hide the bare spot it leaves. In warmer climates, Bleeding Hearts need to be planted in a cool, well-shaded area.
Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart' Bleeding Heart is great for pressed flowers, and as a gift for gardeners on Valentine's or Mother's Day.