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Question: I bought a bag of bleeding hearts that were justs roots kind of. There was no way to tell which way the roots were so i planted it to my judgement. they look so funny. Can you guide me to how to plant them right and how long it taked to see results please?

Answer: Tuck your bleeding heart plants into the ground with the roots pointing downwards and the "eyes" or growing points about an inch below soil level. Space plants about 3 - 3.5 feet apart to allow for their mature size. If you can't determine which way is up, plant them on their sides and they will right themselves when the begin to grow (plant roots always know which way is down and the tops always know which way is up). Expect to see your new plants within about 3 weeks (depending upon weather). enjoy!

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