How to Transplant an Asian Bleeding Heart Plant

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For best results, you should transplant an Asian bleeding heart plant in early autumn, after the hottest days of summer have passed. The bleeding heart is a perennial shade plant but can tolerate partial sun as long as it does not get too hot. Relocate the plant under tree canopies or on the shaded side…


The Bleeding Heart Plant Information

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The bleeding heart plant is a perennial that comes from Japan. Growing best in cool climates with plenty of shade, the bleeding heart will require little care once it is established. Features The bleeding heart is best known for the flower it produces, which looks like a heart. There is a piece that dangles below…


How to Divide a Bleeding Heart Bush

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Bleeding Heart is a great plant to have in your garden; it does well in sun or in shade, is tolerant to drought and thrives with damp feet. Although its blossoming time is short, the foliage stays green all summer long, providing texture and color to the background of your summer and fall flowers. Dividing…


How to Grow Bleeding Heart

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Also known as Dicentra Spectabilis, bleeding hearts are beautiful perennial favorite of gardeners. The plants have mounding leaves and dropping red heart-shaped blossoms tipped in white; one cultivar is pure white. Bleeding hearts grow 6 to 24 inches tall and can spread up to 20 inches wide. Difficulty: Moderate Instructions things you’ll need: Shovel Bleeding…


How to Grow Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)

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Bleeding hearts are graceful woodland plants that do best in light shade in well-drained soil. Their ferny foliage appears in early spring, followed by pink or white flowers that are arranged along the stem like little hearts. Difficulty: Easy Instructions things you’ll need: Bypass Pruners Fertilizers Garden Trowels Mulch Plants Plants Choosing Bleeding Heart Shop…


About Bleeding Hearts

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Bleeding heart is the common name for one of the Dicentra species of herbaceous flowering plants. The unique flowers and elegant, woodsy appearance have made the bleeding heart a longtime favorite among gardeners. Bleeding hearts are indigenous to cool woodland regions of Asia and the United States. Characteristics The name bleeding heart comes from the…


How Do I Split Bleeding Hearts?

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Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis) is an old-fashioned, hardy perennial plant that blooms with white or fuchsia flowers that seem to drip from arching stems in May and June. Some people describe the flowers as looking like breeches. Bleeding hearts like well-drained soil and grow well in partially shady areas. They can grow to two to…


Bleeding Hearts & Shade

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The bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis) grows to a height of 14 to 24 inches. A shade loving plant, it prefers a planting location that offers protection from the mid-day sun. The plant produces dangling flowers shaped like hearts in shades of pink, red or white. Planting Location Bleeding heart requires a planting location with well-draining…


Companion Plants for Bleeding Hearts

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Bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis) is a woody perennial with deeply-lobed leaves and unmistakable, pink-and-white heart-shaped flowers. It prefers to be left undisturbed in rich, cool, moist soil, and, although it is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 1 to 9, bleeding heart often dies back in hot weather. As a relatively large perennial, growing…


How to Propagate Bleeding Hearts

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The bleeding heart is a perennial plant with delicate white or pink heart-shaped flowers that you can propagate to share with your friends and family. This plant is beautiful potted indoors, or to use in your flower garden after the danger of frost is over. The arching stems bloom with flowers from May until June.…


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