The Q&A Archives: Yellowing Old-fashioned Bleeding Heart

Question: My bleeding heart turned yellow during end of blooming. Why did this happen and what can I do to help it?

Answer: Old-fashioned bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis -- the upright species with long, arching flower stems) naturally goes dormant in the summertime, essentially dying right down to the ground by July. When summer comes on more quickly than normal (including right up to the normal flowering time of May), the plant will go into early dormancy. Also note that in some areas, bleeding hearts are subject to wilt and stem rot diseases.

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