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Bleeding heart turning yellow already

Posted by shpnquen z5, IN (My Page) on
Wed, May 16, 12 at 13:25

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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RE: Bleeding heart turning yellow already

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


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RE: Bleeding heart turning yellow already

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. ;-)
CMK


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RE: Bleeding heart turning yellow already

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

Kevin


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RE: Bleeding heart turning yellow already

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.


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RE: Bleeding heart turning yellow already

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.

Kevin


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RE: Bleeding heart turning yellow already

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.


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RE: Bleeding heart turning yellow already

I actually bought 2 of these with yellow foliage called 'Gold Heart' this year. I wonder how you tell if they are sick. Hmmmm.


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