The Q&A Archives: Soil pH for Bleeding Hearts

Question: Do bleeding hearts need acidic or alkaline soil?

Answer: Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra) grow best in moist, humus-rich soil which is slightly acidic (pH 6.0-6.5), but will grow in soil that is slightly more acidic or alkaline. They prefer part-shade and will self-sow if not mulched too heavily.

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