Bleeding Heart Plants
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Bleeding heart

Zone New England | Leighwarner001@gmail.com added on May 4, 2015 | Answered

I love bleeding hearts but never had one. A friend gave me a clipping and said I can root it in water. So I plunked it in a glass of water - lol. There must be more to it than this right? What am I supposed to do so I can replant it? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Leigh PS. I am trying to do the same with a snapdragon.

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shelley
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Answered on May 4, 2015

This article (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/how-to-root-cuttings-from-various-shrubs-bushes-and-trees.htm) will tell you how to root your bleeding heart - refer to section "how to root softwood cuttings". You will get a sturdier root by rooting in a medium besides water. Water is not considered the best means for rooting because an adequate amount of oxygen can't reach developing roots. However, it can be done.

For more information on the care of bleeding hearts, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/bleeding-heart/bleeding-heart-care.htm

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