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Question: a friend gave me a bleeding heart plant this year which I planted late spring. The leaves are turning yellow on the plant. What to do?

Answer: What you describe is perfectly normal for Dicentra (bleeding heart). These plants grow early in the spring, flower, and then die down in about mid-summer. The roots will rest during the fall and winter and then will wake up and resprout next spring. Enjoy your beautiful new plant!

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