Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bleeding Hearts

I went to Plantworld (Royal York and Eglinton in Toronto) on the weekend and came home with a new hybrid Bleeding Heart.  You can see from the photo that it's striking in its colour combination of the deep pink and white, and that it's not down-facing but out-facing.  Makes the poor grandma bleeding hearts turn their heads even further down!  I looked the plant up in Wikipedia and it was brought to the west from Japan by Robert Fortune for the Royal Horticultural Society in 1846.   

Enjoy this new hybrid of an antique and ancient plant!

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