Bleeding Hearts - Knowledgebase Question

Peckville, PA
Question by CHICH822
April 24, 2001
two years ago on mothers day i received a bleeding heart plant .It does,nt grow and blossom,the way it should it might be planted in the wrong spot right now it's in sunny spot . thank you

Answer from NGA
April 24, 2001


The old fashioned bleeding heart, Dicentra spectabilis, grows best in a shady to partly shaded spot. It appreciates rich humusy soil that stays moist but not soggy. It will normally die back by mid summer.

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