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Bleeding Hearts

If you’re looking for a new plant to add to your garden, bleeding heart flowers are both beautiful and easy-to-care-for. Use our guides down below and find tips on how to grow them and care for these plants. Happy gardening!

How to Grow and Care for Bleeding Heart Flowers

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Bleeding hearts maintain and enjoy their status as a unique and easy to care for perennial beloved by gardeners. With soothing green foliage and iconic heart-shaped flowers, it’s easy to see why this shade-loving plant is a mainstay in many gardens. Discover how to grow and care for your own bleeding hearts now.

Identify and Control 7 Common Bleeding Heart Pests

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Bleeding hearts aren’t typically bothered by many pests, but when they do show up, they can be a real problem. They can spread diseases, make your plants look ugly, or even kill them entirely. Learn about 7 of the most common pests to watch for and how to eliminate them from your garden in this guide. Read more now.

How to Identify and Manage Diseases in Bleeding Heart Plants

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Bleeding hearts are generally robust plants that don’t often suffer from disease. However, because they grow in the shady, moist conditions that most fungi love, they can be susceptible to fungal issues. Learn how to identify and treat nine common diseases that may infect your bleeding heart plants. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Bleeding Hearts in Containers

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Bleeding hearts lend themselves well to container life, provided you can give them the right kind of environment. It’s all about choosing the right pot, knowing how much to water and when to feed your plants, and where to place them. You also need to know what to do during winter dormancy. This guide can help!

How to Propagate Bleeding Hearts to Create More Plants

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One bleeding heart is great, but more are better. Learn how to propagate your bleeding heart plants from root or stem cuttings, seed, or divisions so you can fill the shady spots of your garden with them for the cost of some seed starting mix and a pot. Bleeding hearts are fairly simple to propagate without much fuss.

Do Bleeding Heart Flowers Change Color?

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Do bleeding hearts, with their unique blossoms, change color? Many flowers, like roses and hydrangeas, can change as the conditions around them shift. Are bleeding hearts like that? We’ll explore the science of color change in flowers and what can cause it to happen, and we’ll answer the question about bleeding hearts.

3 Common Reasons Why Bleeding Hearts Fail to Bloom

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If you’re expecting your bleeding heart plant to bloom with bountiful flowers in the spring, you may feel utterly disappointed if the foliage thrives but flowers never appear, or only appear in small numbers. What went wrong? Is there hope? What should you do? Learn how to help your bleeding hearts bloom in this guide.

How to Prepare Bleeding Hearts for Winter

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Your bleeding hearts bloomed nicely during the spring and then the foliage turned yellow before dying back in the summer heat. Now it’s fall and you aren’t sure how to prepare them for the winter. Should you cut them back? Mulch them? What about water? Learn everything you need to know in our guide. Read more.

9 Reasons Why Bleeding Hearts Turn Yellow with Troubleshooting Tips

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If you’re growing bleeding hearts and you notice that the leaves are turning yellow before fall’s first frost, you might be worried. Is something wrong, or is this normal? What can you do to help solve the problem? Discover the top 7 reasons for yellowing bleeding hearts in our guide. The causes might surprise you!