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Bleeding Heart Plant, Lamprocapnos spectabilis - Plant

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Lamprocapnos spectabilis (bleeding heart or Asian bleeding-heart) is a species of flowering plant in the poppy family Papaveraceae, native to Siberia, northern China, Korea and Japan. It is the sole species in the monotypic genus Lamprocapnos, but is still widely referenced under its old name Dicentra spectabilis (now listed as a synonym). It is valued in gardens and in floristry for its heart-shaped pink and white flowers.

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About Bleeding Heart Plant

Lamprocapnos spectabilis is a species of flowering plant in the poppy family Papaveraceae, native to Siberia, northern China, Korea and Japan.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Asian bleeding-heart,lyre flower
Maximum Reachable Height 120 cm (47 in) tall by 45 cm (18 in) wide.
Flower Colour Pink, White, Yellow.
Bloom Time April to July
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

Care for bleeding heart includes keeping the soil consistently moist by regular watering. The bleeding heart plant likes to be planted in organic soil in a shady or part shade area. Work compost into the area before planting the bleeding heart plant in fall or spring

Bleeding Heart Plant care

Care for bleeding heart includes keeping the soil consistently moist by regular watering. The bleeding heart plant likes to be planted in organic soil in a shady or part shade area
Work compost into the area before planting the bleeding heart plant in fall or spring.

Sunlight Part shade
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 55 to 60 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Bleeding Heart Plant special feature

Shaded border, woodland garden, rock garden, wildflower garden or naturalized area.

Bleeding Heart Plant uses

Culinary Use:

  • Native people as a toothace remedy and can be combined with other nervines

Frequently Asked Questions

Can bleeding heart plants be divided?

Yes,Bleeding heart plant is divided by Seed and division of rhizomes.

Do bleeding heart plants bloom all summer?

Yes, Bleeding heart plant produces small pink flowers from April to September.

How to grow bleeding heart plant from seeds?

To grow Bleeding heart plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within 3-6 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

Can a bleeding heart plant be transplanted?

Yes, You can transplant Bleeding heart plant when it is outgrown in current pot.

When does bleeding heart plant bloom?

Bleeding heart plant bloom mainly during April-September month.

When to harvest bleeding heart plant?

To harvest flowers of bleeding heart plant April-September month is best.

How to propagate bleeding heart plant?

Bleeding heart plant is mainly propagated by seeds, division and root cuttings. 1. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within 3-6 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

Do bleeding heart plants have seeds?

Yes,Bleeding heart plants have whitish seeds and these are borne in long pods.

What is bleeding heart plant?

Bleeding heart plant is a species of flowering plant in the Papaveraceae family.Leaves are lobed, compound on fleshy green to pink stems.

How big do bleeding heart plants get?

Bleeding heart plants get up to 1-3 ft with proper care and management.

Is bleeding heart plant a perennial?

Yes, Bleeding heart plant is a perennial flowering plant.

Why is my bleeding heart plant not blooming?

The main reasons of non blooming Bleeding heart plant are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation.

Can a bleeding heart plant be grown indoors?

Yes,You can plant a Bleeding heart plant preferably indoors at a spot receiving below growing conditions for the plant. 1. Direct bright sunlight for 4-6 hours a day preferably in morning. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

Why is my bleeding heart plant dying?

The main reasons of dying Bleeding heart plant are as follows. 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation

Why is my bleeding heart plant turning yellow?

The main reasons leaves turning yellow are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation

Do bleeding heart plants like sun or shade?

Bleeding heart plants will grow in full sun with natural direct bright sunlight for 4-6 hours a day preferably in morning but in warmer and drier climates it requires some shade.

When to separate bleeding heart plants?

To separate bleeding heart plants September-November month is best.

What do bleeding heart plants look like?

Bleeding heart plant is well known due to its small rosy-red and white heart-shaped flowers. This species belong to flowering plant in the Papaveraceae family.Leaves are lobed, compound on fleshy green to pink stems.

Where to plant bleeding heart plant?

You can plant a Bleeding heart plant preferably indoors at a spot receiving below growing conditions for the plant. 1. Direct bright sunlight for 4-6 hours a day preferably in morning. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

How to separate bleeding heart plant?

To separate bleeding heart plant, divide bleeding hearts after 3-5 years. Dig your bleeding heart plant in May-June. Dig about 6 inches around the base of the plant, loosening it in place. Cut down through the center of the root ball with a straight-edged cutter.You can use each division for further planting.

Do bleeding heart plants spread?

Yes,Bleeding heart plant spread up to 120 cm or more with proper care and management.

When to prune bleeding heart plant?

Prune Bleeding heart plant when it starts shedding leaves mainly during April-May.

What eats bleeding heart plants?

Larvae, Maggot and some sucking pest eats Bleeding heart plants.

What to feed bleeding heart plant?

Apply any organic fertilizer mainly during July-August month.

Is bleeding heart plant poisonous?

Yes,Bleeding heart plant is poisonous to animal also for human being if digested. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

Do bleeding heart plants need full sun?

No, Bleeding heart plant need partial shade to sunny location with at least 4-6 hours of direct bright light day preferably in morning.

Does a bleeding heart plant come back every year?

Bleeding heart plant is perennial plant so it will come back every year.

How to grow bleeding heart plants?

Bleeding heart plant is mainly propagated by seeds, division and root cuttings. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Sunlight- At least 4-6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season July-August month. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

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