This perennial twining vine is quite lovely woven into shrubs and up small trees. It attaches itself by tendrils and can reach heights of up to 10′-0″ to 12′-0″. Golden Tears come up in the spring and does not begin to bloom until late June or early July, and continues to bloom with its pale yellow bleeding heart-like flowers through October. The flowers dangle in bundles that are charmingly heart-shaped. The foliage is delicate with deeply lobed leaves divided into leaflets and mid-green in color.
Although this vine needs plenty of sun to bloom, it also needs some morning or afternoon shade. Growing this delicate vine in a shrub helps protect it from strong winds and helps shade it during parts of the day.