Winterizing A Bleeding Heart Plant – How To Overwinter A Bleeding Heart

By October 15, 2017Articles

Winterizing A Bleeding Heart Plant – How To Overwinter A Bleeding Heart

By Liz Baessler Bleeding heart plants are a wonderful addition to the perennial garden. With their extremely distinctive heart-shaped flowers and low maintenance growing needs, these bushes bring a colorful and Old World charm to any garden. But what should you do when temperatures start to drop? Keep reading to learn more about bleeding heart winter care and how to protect a bleeding heart during winter. How to Protect a Bleeding Heart During Winter Bleeding heart plants are perennials. Their roots will survive cold winter temperatures, but their foliage and flowers might not. This isn’t usually too much of a problem, as the plants bloom in the spring and early summer, fading and dying back naturally in high summertime. Because of this, bleeding heart winter care technically starts months before the first fall frost. When the flowers of your bleeding heart plant fade, cut back their stems to an inch

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