Friday, May 15, 2009

Bleeding Heart on Steroids

I read that white bleeding heart is more difficult to grow than the pink variety, but despite this warning, I wanted to give it a try. I didn't expect much, especially when the plant died back early the first year it was planted.

I was excited to see it emerge last Spring and put on a pleasing display of white heart-shaped arches of flowers.

white bleeding heart

This year was a bit different. The plant SHOT out of the soil and erupted into a volcano of green foliage, interspersed with white shoots of flowers.

bleeding heart year 2

I had no idea bleeding heart reached this size. I wonder if it's the steroids I have been watering into the soil!

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At 11:49 AM , Blogger Aaron Milano said...

Glad to find another NC Gardening blog. Great content!


At 8:19 AM , Blogger Tami said...

Oh yes, my Bleeding Heart (pink) gets HUGE!


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