Trimming Bleeding Hearts
Can I trim back some of the new growth of a Bleeding Heart?
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These plants are normally cut back once they begin withering away towards end of growing season. Since they tend to bloom in spring, I would not recommend cutting any of the new growth, as this could interfere with its flowering. Once the plant has put on its spring-flowering show, however, you may trim back some of the growth if necessary. For more information on growing this plant, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/bleeding-heart/bleeding-heart-care.htm