Bleeding Heart is a spreading vine-like plant with evergreen foliage. It can be grown to climb on a support, spill freely from a hanging basket, or be left to trail along on its own. It can also be pruned up to display as a thick shrub. This plant blooms on new growth, so it is best to cut the plant back after current blooms have faded. Obviously, the highlight of this plant is its showy bicolored white and red flower. The white part of the flowers can last for months, but the bright red “blood drop” fades quicker. Needs bright sun for the most vibrant blooms, but performs best with protection from intense hot afternoon sun. Although it is root hardy to Zone 9, it really is a tropical plant and does need protection from freezing temperatures. In cooler areas of the country it can be grown as a houseplant with exposure to bright sunlight. Sold in a tee-pee staked 2 gallon TC pot here at Creekside Nursery!