The bleeding heart plant can grow large after several years so splitting it is natural way to keep it’s size in check and to increase the number of plants you have, or to even share them with your friends.

You need to be very careful when splitting a Bleeding Heart plant, it has delicate roots that are easily damaged.

  1. Split the plant in early autumn when the plant is dying back.
  2. Ensure then roots are well soaked.
  3. Do not try to split the plant by driving a spade through the root ball, this will cause serious damage.
  4. Dig up the entire root ball of the main plant.
  5. Very carefully separate bunches of roots by hands, no smaller than 6inch in size.
  6. Replant all new sections carefully and water well.

The plant will grow back the following year as strong as ever.


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