The Q&A Archives: Bleeding Heart

Question: I was wondering if I needed to somehow restrain my bleeding hearts so that the wind doesn't break the stems. If so, how do I?

Answer: It's a good idea to support Dicentra (Bleeding Heart) even in areas that are not especially windy. The plants have rather tender stems that can fall over just by their own sheer weight. Use can place two stakes at opposite sides of the plant and gently tie the plants up in several areas along the stems, or place a tomato cage over the entire plant and pull the stems through the openings. As the plant grows it will disguise the wire tomato cage, and you'll barely notice it.

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