Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by ConfusedInPA, Sep 16, 2013.
A pretty entry, for your viewing pleasure.
This comes in different colors, too.
Name that pic!
Is this the one where little children will go OOOOOOOH if you name them... ? At least over here since in Dutch it sounds the same as that word I won't mention but with three letters behind it.
I'm finding the pictures but those are by people who don't know the name either On a German site they are called Traenendes Herz which would translate to... weeping heart. So I'm not yet done googling
Ahhh finding more now: In polish "serduszka okazałe" and in latin "Dicentra spectabillis" and in English bleeding hearts. I haven't found out yet if they are related to the one I had in mind though. I did read that someone posted they are poisonous to animals. So might be helpful in keeping deer away from your vegetable plot?
Mom had these in her garden. Bleeding hearts. She also called them fuchsias.
Wow it says it is in the poppy family on the wiki about Lamprocapnos spectabilis.... I didn't expect THAT... I still haven't found your picture though..
Rock Fuchsia's was the first thing came to my mind too, but it seems they aren't fuchsia's after all... at least I haven't found the relation yet... still googling....
Awww in Dutch they are called broken hearts...
Interesting, in English they are also called Dutchman's breeches...
The Japanese legend is nice too:
There is also a legend from Japan which tells a story of how the bleeding heart flower came to be. In the story, a young man tried win the love of a young lady. He did this by giving a pair of rabbits (which are the first two petals of the flower), a pair of slippers (which are the next two petals of the flower), and finally a pair of earrings (which are the last two petals of the flower) to the girl. She continued to reject his affections, and, heart-broken, he pierced his heart with his sword (the middle part of the flower) which caused the bleeding heart.
They are Bleeding Hearts
I can't remember for sure, but I *think* that my cousin used to have a couple hanging baskets of these. She grew them indoors, taking them outdoors to the porch occasionally. I remember the vivid color of the flowers. (Unless it's a totally different plant that I'm remembering, which is possible! LOL)
I like the bottom photo on the wiki site. The flower is referred to as "lady in a bath." And that is a great description for the flower that is pictured there.
Thanks for sharing, and for guessing! I loved the Japanese legend, Soul.
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