Perennials forum: Bleeding Heart Luxuriant

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Name: Pat
Indianapolis, Indiana (Zone 6a)

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Pat72
Jun 22, 2013 8:22 PM CST
I don't know what is happening with my luxuriant, eek! The following picture may not show it (I have a cheap camera lol), but more flowers are becoming brown, even new ones. Yes, we have been experiencing high temperatures here as well as high humidity. Research online continually seems to confuse me, because some say it's ok to be in full sun, and others say partial shade.

My luxuriant gets morning sun for about five hours, then shaded because it sits on a balcony ledge. I am guessing the browning is because of heat and humidity, but it's only a guess. I have decided to bring it inside where it will be cooler because we are expecting high temperatures all this next week, and hoping that will help?

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 22, 2013 8:35 PM CST
The foliage looks fine .. it probably is the heat and humidity .. roses particularly and other plants will do this under those conditions. If it were my plant I'd cut off all the flowers AND buds and give the plant a rest. It take a lot of energy from a plant to produce flowers and even more energy to make seeds.
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Name: Pat
Indianapolis, Indiana (Zone 6a)

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Pat72
Jun 22, 2013 8:41 PM CST
Yah, the foliage actually does look great, and there is plenty new coming up too Smiling Cut off all the flowers? Even the ones that look ok?
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 22, 2013 9:30 PM CST
That's what I'd do .. give it a good rest.
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Name: Pat
Indianapolis, Indiana (Zone 6a)

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Pat72
Jun 22, 2013 9:42 PM CST
Ahh, ok thanks! Smiling And I like your quote by the way, right on Smiling
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Xeramtheum
Jun 23, 2013 7:31 AM CST
Thanks .. I thought it fit right in with all the crap that's going on in this country nowadays.
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Name: Pat
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Pat72
Jun 23, 2013 7:56 AM CST
MOST agreed I agree Smiling
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Jun 23, 2013 12:13 PM CST
I agree Whistling
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springcolor
Jun 23, 2013 10:41 PM CST
Here bleeding heart goes dormant when it gets hot. Then comes back in the spring. Would this one do that too?
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