Preparing soil for bleeding hearts

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  1. peony

    peony Member

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    I recently bought a house with a lovely perennial garden in the back yard. However, the front yard had nothing but a dead tree, which I have removed. I want to transplant some of the bleeding hearts to the front. What must I do to the soil to prepare it? Is compost OK for flowers?
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Yes. Dig into area much larger than root spread of plants or use only as mulch. Do not plant in small pockets of amended soil.
     
  3. hillbilliesue

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    Just remember that they love shade more than sun. They tolerate some sun, but tend to die out and brown if they're in full sun most of day in summer. From my experience they're heat/drought tolerant and bloom thru summer if shaded. I also find them one of the easiest plants to transplant spring or fall! Good Luck and Happy Gardening!
    Sue
     
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    Before on can answer this question one must know the location, wet or dry, sun or shade.
     

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