Bleeding hearts and garden renovation
Hi. I'm planning to renovate the garden this year (it's just time) and am really concerned about a few beautiful, mature (read: large) bleeding hearts I desperately want to keep through the renovation.
Problem is, they've self-sown and I have 4 plants that take up 1/2 the garden on one side that goes bare after they've died off. I want to move them to different areas in the garden but can't find any information about how well they transplant.
Would anyone here have any advice or experience with this? (They're spectabilis if it helps.)
Thanks in advance!
You didn't post your hardiness zone (you can add that in your profile in the Location box) but you can get some great information about your plants at http://www.plantsdatabase.com
Since your Bleeding Hearts must be very mature plants, dividing them during your renovation would be beneficial to the plants and give you new ones to plant in other locations or give to friends and family. :)
Bleeding hearts take moving pretty well. I have moved mine around 3 times and it just gets bigger each time. Plus they are very easy to propagate from the tap root.
Don't worry about them. Just plant new ones.
I have bleeding hearts in the back of my garden, in shade. Every once in a while I put in a new one and by next season it's flourishing. They're cheap to buy and easy to grow. I know you may have a sentimental attachment, but honest, they're easily replaceable if you lose them so don't fret about them. Just my humble opinion.