How to Transplant an Asian Bleeding Heart Plant

Overview

Gardeners growing an Asian bleeding heart plant in a shady area are fortunate when their plant thrives and blossoms throughout the growing season. If you must relocate your bleeding heart plant, perform the move carefully to avoid disrupting the plant's growing energies. Transplant an Asian bleeding heart in the early autumn to allow the plant time to acclimate to the move before winter weather begins.

Step 1

Water the soil around the Asian bleeding heart generously before you remove it from the soil. Moist soil will enable you to separate the roots from the surrounding soil without damaging them.

Step 2

Prepare the new planting hole in a different shady location. Dig the new hole approximately 1 foot deep and 1 foot wide. Add 1 to 2 inches of compost to the bottom of the hole if your soil is not rich and well-draining.

Step 3

Insert the tip of the shovel into the soil approximately 1 foot away from the center of the bleeding heart plant. Push the shovel down into the soil at least 6 inches and then remove it. Continue repositioning the shovel in a circular radius around the bleeding heart and pushing it down into the soil to loosen the bleeding heart.

Step 4

Maneuver the shovel under the roots of the bleeding heart to loosen it from the soil completely. Lift the bleeding heart from the soil and transfer it to the new planting hole.

Step 5

Lower the bleeding heart plant into the new hole, arranging the roots carefully to avoid damaging them. Fill the hole with soil you removed and tamp it down firmly around the bleeding heart.

Step 6

Water the newly transplanted bleeding heart generously after planting to saturate the soil.

Step 7

Lay at least 3 inches of mulch around the Asian bleeding heart to protect the roots throughout the winter and prevent weeds.

Things You'll Need

  • Water
  • Asian bleeding heart
  • Shovel
  • Compost (optional)
  • Shredded mulch (leaves or wood chips)

References

  • The Garden Lady: Transplanting Bleeding Heart
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Kathryn Hatter is a 42-year-old veteran homeschool educator and regular contributor to Natural News. She is an accomplished gardener, seamstress, quilter, painter, cook, decorator, digital graphics creator and she enjoys technical and computer gadgets. She began writing for Internet publications in 2007. She is interested in natural health and hopes to continue her formal education in the health field (nursing) when family commitments will allow.