Planting and Care
Bleeding Heart requires average, medium wet, well-drained, organically rich soil in part shade to full shade.
Bleeding Hearts are propagated from seeds, division of the roots or from young shoots which emerging from the soil. Roots can be taken carefully by digging a section of the plant from a mature plant, cutting through one side. These shoots or the roots should be divided just before they start growth. It should be planted in an area where trees or roots of other plants will not compete for moisture or nutrients.
Best growth is obtained when plants are spaced 2 feet apart and if planted in rows spaced 3 feet apart. Soil pH can range from 6.0-7.5 and Bleeding Hearts should be fed lightly with a weak liquid or granular fertilizer. The plant takes 2 years to mature and grows to an average of 2 to 3 feet long.
It can be grown in containers or planted in the ground. They do best if planted in well-rotted manure or compost, with an additional top dressing of compost or manure applied annually.
When grown properly, Bleeding Heart can be a wonderful addition to to your perennial garden. Stop in to The Plant Station Greenhouse today and check out our selection of Bleeding Heart and other perennial flowers!Share on Facebook