|Our Bleeding Heart Bush|
At this time of year, so many people want to know the story about the Bleeding Heart so this is how I told it to my children.(While telling the story slowly peel the pieces away from the flower.)
Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess and a handsome prince. The prince loved the princess and wanted to marry her. He asked, she said no. He figured if he gave her special gifts then he would win her heart. First he gave her some pink bunnies.She still said no. So he gave her some beautiful slippers; she still refused so he gave her some lovely dangly earrings.
The princess still refused so since the prince could not have the love of his life, he took his sword (that's the green bit - you have to use your imagination a little) and stabbed himself in the heart.
Hence the name the Bleeding Heart.