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Bleeding heart

My bleeding heart is not bushing out. What can I do to get it to become more bushy?
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Thanks for writing. There's not really anything you can do to encourage a bleeding heart to become more bushy other than to take good care of it and let it grow and fill out over time.

It will do best and grow fastest in moist, well-drained soil that's rich in organic matter (such as compost) and in dappled shade.

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Clumps can be divided when they go dormant (the leaves have turned yellow). The roots are brittle but if a piece accidentally breaks off, go ahead and plant that, too, as it might grow another plant for you. Also watch in spring for new plants that might grow from scattered seed Sometimes we get lucky, don't we? Such a pretty plant.
Can I divide old fashioned Bleeding Heart?
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