Originally Posted by Kayelle
With your winters there, I'm impressed Steve! That settles it, I have to have one.
I have two kinds of bleeding hearts. The one you posted the photo of is spectacular, and tends to bloom just once a year. The other, less showy variety, is a repeat bloomer AND comes back every year. Instead of blooming along the length of the stem, the flowers form more of a cluster a the end of the short stem that comes up from ferny leaves. Besides that, they tend to disperse their seeds downwind. At least my neighbor in that direction was thrilled with the volunteers that popped up in her garden!
I don't know how many different varieties there are of the re-bloomer, but this might be another one you can consider.
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