Burning hearts:The burning heart plant’s blooms appear in early spring. These blooms create a lot of attention with the heart shaped flowers flowing from arched stems. The foliage is bluish green, which is most attractive
against the flowers which may be pink or white. The white cultivar being the Alba.
How to grow burning hearts:
First of all, keep the soil consistently moist by regular watering.
In addition, this 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.
Furthermore, to help retain moisture, use organic mulch, which breaks down over time to supply nutrients.
Plant in a cool, shady area for optimum bloom in warmer southern zones. It is an herbaceous perennial.
The burning heart plant dies back to the ground as the heat of summer arrives.
It is an herbaceous perennial and as the bleeding heart plant begins to yellow and wither away, foliage
may be cut back to the ground as a part of care for bleeding heart.
Do not remove the foliage before it turns yellow or brown; this is the time when your burning heart plant is
storing food reserves for next year’s growing burning hearts.
Fertilize your plant regularly, especially in spring, when foliage emerges.
This time release plant food may be worked into the soil around the plant, as may additional compost.
As it encourages more and longer lasting blooms, this is an important step in growing burning heart plants.
You may be quite surprised that growing burning hearts is so simple.
Once you are aware of how to grow bleeding hearts, you may want to use them to brighten dark and shady areas.
Finally, the easiest way to propagate is to divide clumps every few years.
So, carefully dig up the roots of the plant, remove roots that are dried up and divide the rest.
These clumps can be re planted all over your garden to brighten up your shady areas.
Facts about burning heart plants:
Burning heart has bluish green compound leaves that consist of three leaflets.
Fruit of the burning heart is green seed pod filled with black seed.
Burning heart tolerates drought and it is fire resistant.
Certain varieties of burning heart produce golden yellow or fern-like leaves.
In conclusion, burning heart is perennial plant, which means that it can survive more than 2 years in the wild.