Hello! I'm really in a bind here, and then I found this wonderful website! I'm a professional photographer, and I love flowers and gardens, but I am horrible at identifying things. I know that this is some sort of bleeding heart, but I need to know exactly what kind so I can label it. I've got a few flowers that I don't know about, but I'll let you try your hand at this one first! If you happen to know the scientific name I would really appreciate it!
This is not the old fashioned bleeding heart that you may be thinking of (Dicentra spectabilis). This is a completely different plant correctly identifed by Tim and not even remotely related. It is subtropical thus should do well in the south in the warmer parts of zones 8 and all of zones 9 and 10. It is a vine but can be kept fairly compact by some judicious pinching and pruning. In the north, you will need to bring it in for the winter.
Yeah, it's right here in Kerrville, and blooms like mad. I love it, and I didn't really think it was a traditional bleeding heart, but since that's what the nursery told me, I figured it was some hybrid... but obviously, it's not, I'm glad I was able to learn more about it, thanks for the comments you all!