Bleeding heart turning yellow already

shpnquen(z5, IN)May 16, 2012

I just noticed that one of my bleeding heart plants is turning yellow already. It still has a few blooms on it and the few seed pods are still green. I know it's been an unusually warm winter and spring here in Northern Indiana, but should it be dying off in the middle of May?

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That's strange. Mine are still green here and it's hot. Are your plants in shade?

    Bookmark   May 16, 2012 at 2:23PM
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christinmk z5b eastern WA

My plant would start to yellow here not long after bloom because it was planted in full sun. I've found it will die back/go dormant if planted in full sun or a dry location, but stay green longer if in a shaded site. ;-)

    Bookmark   May 16, 2012 at 2:37PM
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aachenelf z5 Mpls

Mine is just finishing blooming, in almost full sun and is still green. It really doesn't start to yellow until late summer.


    Bookmark   May 16, 2012 at 3:36PM
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Do you think it may be watering issues? Check for root rot. I have the fern-leafed bleeding heart and it blooms from April until frost. The common one will often go dormant in full sun.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2012 at 6:53PM
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aachenelf z5 Mpls

Good Lord!! This plant hasn't been out of the ground that long. Winter is barely over. A little sun is NOT going to cause it to go dormant this early. Something else must be going on.


    Bookmark   May 16, 2012 at 10:36PM
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shpnquen(z5, IN)

I think I will give it a good drink of water today and see. I've never had issues with this plant in the 5 years it's been in the same spot. We've had a dry spring with major temp. fluctuations. - 80's in March and 40's in May. It's in dry sandy soil and I do water it, but maybe it needs more. It's in partial shade, but it's been there for several years. I might check to see if there is something going on with the stems that I can't see from the surface.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 7:20AM
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I actually bought 2 of these with yellow foliage called 'Gold Heart' this year. I wonder how you tell if they are sick. Hmmmm.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 8:04AM
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