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Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 14, 12 at 21:31

I have for a quite a few years now tried to grow bleeding hears. Plain old pretty bleeding hearts, Dicentra spectabilis. Well, for all the unusual things I grow, and how supposedly easy to grow they are, I can't keep them alive!
Well a couple years ago I got 6 seeds of Dicentra formosa from a GWer. It not as showy as regular bleeding hearts, but pretty none the less. I WSed them and a couple germinated for me. They were very small when I planted them, and I forgot about it. Well, today, I see one out in the garden with buds formed!!
Remy


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congrats!!


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Cool. Congrats. And good to see you, Remy.

Karen


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congratulations Remy! I saved seed from a white Bleeding Heart and much to my pleasure I have sprouts!! I was thrilled when I peeked in the jug and saw them, let's see if they thrive.


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  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 15, 12 at 10:10

Remy, congratulations! Your D. formosa is native to here, I hope you enjoy it, and that your blooms give you some nice fat seed pods - it's more generous in producing ripe seed than spectabilis :)


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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 15, 12 at 10:12

THanks Duane!
Karen,
Thanks. I don't get over here too often during the winter now that winter is my busy time.

DaisyDawn,
Very cool! Well, my babies were pretty small when I planted them out. I had transplanted them to small pots from the WSing container. I kept them in the pots for quite awhile it I remember correctly. Some perennials seem to stay quite dinky their first year, and it always makes me nervous that they won't make it, but most often they do :)
Remy


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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 15, 12 at 10:13

Morz8,
Very good to know!
Remy


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  • Posted by bakemom z6 Central Ohio (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 15, 12 at 11:58

Never tried that. Will do so now. Excellent work remy!

Can you ever have too many bleeding hearts? The answer is NO.


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