a pretty but fragile native wildflower
this is dicentra exemia, also known as wild bleeding heart, a native of the eastern u.s.
the flowers are not as showy as those of d. spectabilis but i really like the fern-like foliage better. mine is in a planter on the front porch where it is protected from hot sun and strong winds and rain. the stems of the leaves and flowers are very brittle and snap with little pressure so i try to avoid a spot where it might get brushed by humans or my pets although the chipmunks don't seem to care that they break off pieces when digging in the moist soil of the planter.
it will bloom spring through fall and the foliage will persist if not allowed to dry out. the sage-green colored foliage grows to about 15" tall with the flower spikes just a bit higher.