Gain Knowledge About Bleeding Heart Flower


Bleeding heart is a species of flowering plant in the poppy family Papaveraceae. These are found in Siberia, northern China, Korea and Japan.

It is valued in gardens and in floristry for its heart-shaped pink and white flowers and these are borne in spring. The common names are “Dutchman’s breeches”, “lyre flower” and “lady-in-a-bath”. These flowers are growing to 120 cm tall and 45 cm wide.

A Bleeding Heart Flower

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First plants specimens were introduced into England in the 1840s from Japan by the Scottish botanist and plant hunter Robert Fortune. In a moist and cool climate, it will grow in full sun, but in warmer and drier climates it requires some shade.

A Bleeding Heart Flowers

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