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Q.BLEEDING HEART HAS GROWN INTO SOME STRANGE PLANT THIS SPRING. TWO INCH WIDE MAIN STEM, FLAT, AND VERY THIN IN WIDTH.

Zone 60453 | Anonymous added on May 2, 2022 | Answered

The plant has all of the flowers growing out of this very wide stem on the top like water spewing out of a tall pipe. some flower are grown out of the stem like needles on a cactus.The plant is at least 6 years old. First time this has happened. it is like nothing I have ever seen.

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GKH_Susan
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 4, 2022

It could be the result of a disease such as aster yellows or a disorder such as fasciation. Here is more info:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/aster-yellows-disease.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/fasciation-in-flowers.htm

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