Sunday, April 26, 2015

Romantic Bleeding Heart for April Wedding Bouquets

As the end of April approaches I want to get up one more post about a great April flower for weddings. Bleeding Heart (dicentra spectabilis Gold Heart) has been a favorite at Springwell Gardens for several years. I have loved the occasions that its bloom time has corresponded with weddings.
It makes such a romantic statement in both the bridal bridal bouquet and the groom's boutonniere.
It is the perfect picture of springtime love!!!


  1. Hi Tracy! Love the idea of using dicentra in boutonnieres; I came across your blog with a Google search 'will bleeding heart hold up in a boutonniere'! Do you find them hardy enough to hold up throughout the night? Can they be made in advance or do they need to be made the morning of? Thanks!!

  2. Yes, dicentra will hold up well in boutonniere work! I just answered a similar question on my Facebook page as well. This particular boutonniere was created at least a day before and it held up for at least 8 hours, (I wish I had been more observant of the time factor!). I like using blooms that have had a chance to mature a little on the plant- in our area that would be about a week after first opening- note this also depends on the weather being cool!!! If you have more questions don't hesitate to email me.