How to Grow Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)

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In order to grow Bleeding Hearts, they must be put in the shade and planted about 3 inches above the roots. Grow Dicentra flowers by keeping the roots moist with tips from a gardening specialist in this free video on plant and flower care. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen from Next we are going to talk about how to grow bleeding hearts or Dicentra. Now bleeding hearts are gorgeous plants and they have just these fleshy roots of a start and then they get a nice green plant on top with big pink pendulous flowers coming off of them usually in early Summer and they are just gorgeous and mine bloomed really well this Spring into Summertime and then they started looking a little bit tacky so I chopped them down by late Summer and they'll do fine and they'll just come back next Spring and bloom next Summer again. So the trick with the Bleeding Hearts it to make sure and put them in some shade. They do not want to be in full hot sun all day and you plant them about three inches above the roots so that they're not to the top and they're not planted seven inches deep either. They really like to be just a little bit below the surface and they don't want to ever be dried out so you have got to make sure that they stay on the wet side because if they get too dried out sometimes you can lose them. But they are actually pretty tough and they're really a beautiful plant in your garden, just make sure like I said that you don't put them in full hot sun and you water them enough because they will die if they don't get enough water and they also will die if they are sitting in just a bog of water where they never drain out and then they'll eventually rot. They are an easy plant that are very hearty. You don't have to dig them up in the Winter even in the coldest of climates and you just plant them any time of the year and they'll bloom each Summer and you can enjoy them every year.