White Bleeding Heart

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    Good morning I have 3 pink bleeding hearts which are growing fine and look good,but I have two new white ones and neither are doing very well at all,can anyone suggest why,thank you:smile:

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    I wonder Woo. How small were those plants when you planted them? Did you water them heavily? A combination of the 2 would be a hardship for them. A third point, were those plants growing outside when you purchased them? :)
    I think with the imminent warmer weather they will improve though :)
     
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      Good afternoon @Verdun my friend,yes you are spot on again,it was the combination you suggested ,I think I should have left them in the greenhouse a little longer and let them grow a littler bigger,In fact might put them in a pot and return them to the greenhouse and then plant them out later on,thank you for your sound advice which is always really appreciated:smile::blue thumb:
       
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        got me a lovely white one couple years ago, its leaves are lime green, outstanding beautiful.
         
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          Hi Woo, I have a young white bleeding heart that has suffered really badly in the recent cold nights and winds. I wonder if the foliage is slightly more delicate than that of the standard red ones?
           
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            They do tend to be a bit less hardy and slower than the pink but I think that they will soon recover. Especially as this week will warm up a lot. :blue thumb:
             
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              Good morning everyone and thank you ,I have re-potted it up and put it back in the greenhouse for a couple of weeks:smile:
               
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                Agree but the white spectabilis is a beauty and well worth growing. Grow it with an astilbe with copper new foliage or with Cappuccino or Shogun for amazing contrast :)
                 
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                  @Verdun this is the other white one which is planted in the garden, the poorly one was in a container in compost,I wonder if that would make a difference,both planted at the same time:scratch::smile:


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                    Nice Woo. Just remember though, it won’t like being planted, repotted, replanted etc. Dicentra S. is a toughie esp with imminent increasingly warm weather. If worried you could have simply cloched or fleeced it :):) Plants will adjust and settle .
                     
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                      moved the one I have last year to another spot, and checked it this week, coming up nicely.
                       
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                        Excellent redstar :)
                        I move them too and divide them and they respond well :)
                         
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                        Hi @wiseowl , I wonder just looking at your first photo if it's in too bright a position . I grow them under a conifer against a wall in shade and they do really well.

                        Just starting to flower......

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