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Growing Bleeding Heart from Seed

Our bleeding heart was huge this year with a lot of flowers. I have noticed after the bleeding heart blooms and fade a little "pea pod" develops. Is there a way to plant these seeds in order to start more plants?

Take a look around your garden. You may already have a few offspring sprouting on their own. Otherwise, wait until the pods dry and the seeds inside are mature. Break up the dried pods and remove the seeds. Plant them directly in the garden in fall. Or give them 2 to 4 weeks of warm temperatures at 60-65 degrees, followed by 4 to 6 weeks at 40 degrees and then plant and germinate them at 65 degrees. It may be easier to plant the seeds in flats or containers sunk into the ground and mulched for winter. Nature will give the needed conditions for germination and you can easily transplant the seedlings in the spring.


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