Answer: Bleeding hearts are graceful woodland plants that do best in light shade in well-drained soil. Their ferny foliage appears in early spring, followed by pink or white flowers that are arranged along the stem like little hearts. The key here being "woodland", meaning cool, shady conditions. Bleeding hearts go dormant in the summer, when temperatures get hot. So, after flowering has finished, expect the leaves and stems to wilt down to nothing. It's best to leave the plant in the container for the winter months rather than take it indoors. It will be sleeping and won't make an attractive houseplant. It will sprout new stems and foliage in the early spring.
Whether you're growing annuals or perennials in your containers, the key is keeping them hydrated. Plants in containers need to be watered more frequently than the same plants in the ground; direct sunshine on the pots can overheat the roots, causing stress. Try grouping your plants so help shade as many of the pots as possible, or setting something on the sunny side of the pots to deflect the heat.
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