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Bleeding Hearts

You'll think Valentine's Day has come early when you see these heart-shaped bleeding hearts. Our bleeding hearts fill your shade garden with romance! You'll find red, white and pink bleeding hearts in all varieties here. Bleeding hearts are made for the shade, and you'll love seeing them in your shade garden!

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You'll have Valentine's and pink sugar on the mind when you see these heart-shaped blooms in the garden. Our bleeding heart flowers fill your shade garden with romance. You'll find red, white, and pink dicentra perfect for planting in all those shady spots in your landscape. Bleeding hearts for the shade garden make it easy to fall in love with them, so explore our selection of Bleeding Hearts today!

When Does A Bleeding Heart Bloom?

Dicentras, otherwise known as the Bleeding Heart flower, bloom in springtime. You'll find that they thrive among woodsy undergrowth and in shaded areas and you'll notice them most frequently throughout the early spring. Bleeding hearts are among our early-blooming perennials, and you may have the chance to enjoy them while your flower bulbs are still in bloom.

Where Should You Plant A Bleeding Heart Flower?

Iconic and uniquely delicate, Bleeding Heart flowers accent quiet corners as well as broad, shaded sitting areas. Perfect for gardens with some shade, these diverse plants thrive with little attention. Choose bleeding hearts that highlight the darker spaces in your environment and take time to admire the delicate, heart-shaped flowers when they open in the spring.

How to Care for A Bleeding Heart Plant

Growing bleeding hearts is a simpler task than you may assume. While these dainty shade plants look exotic, they're actually bred from a genus of plants native to both Asia and North America. That means that Bleeding Heart plants are, in fact, quite easy to grow. These plants require rich soil that stays consistently moist, so use compost to stay on target for both soil nutrition and water retention. Bleeding hearts are usually shipped as potted perennials or bareroots, and can be planted as soon as you receive them.

After planting, be sure to water your bleeding hearts well at least twice per week during dry spells. The soil should remain damp, but not soggy. You may also try mulching around your plants to help keep the soil at a consistent moisture level. Each spring, add a top dressing of fresh compost to keep the soil rich and ready for your dicentra plants.

How to Transplant A Bleeding Heart

While bleeding heart plants do produce seeds, they most typically are propagated by division. The clumping roots of the your bleeding hearts will expand underground, and can be lifted or divided as needed. If you find that you need to transplant your bleeding heart plants, do so in spring. The same rule applies to division, which should be performed every two to three years. To transplant your bleeding hearts, lift the entire root clump from the ground using a spade or shovel. Brush off any excess dirt, and divide the clump into two or three large pieces, each with plenty of root matter. Re-plant the dicentra in the same way your planted it originally-in spring, with the crown meeting the surface of the soil.

When to Cut Back A Bleeding Heart

Cut back your bleeding heart plants in fall, after the foliage and flowers have died back. Be sure to leave the foliage on your plants for several weeks after they've finished blooming, as your perennial will use that foliage to gather energy for the following blooming season.

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