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Old 05-14-2010, 12:41 PM
 
Location: In God's country
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The house we are in has 3 of these plants right next to one another. I wanted to dug a couple up and move them, or split them, but what i read is that its not good for them...is this correct? They are self seeders, so would it really hurt them to move a couple now in May?
thanks.
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:55 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I've moved them before w/ success, never split them tho.
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Old 05-14-2010, 02:55 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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The house we are in has 3 of these plants right next to one another. I wanted to dug a couple up and move them, or split them, but what i read is that its not good for them...is this correct? They are self seeders, so would it really hurt them to move a couple now in May?
thanks.
I have moved bleeding hearts in May, with success. I have never divided them, though; just dug up the entire root system, with plenty of soil.
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I wouldn't try to split them if they are real close together. I just planted one here in April and it looks great. A farm I was driving by had a sign by the road for perennials.

The gal just dug it out, she got all the root then gave me some of the soil it where it was planted. I put it back by my fence, its the north side of my yard plus I have a few pine trees back there, too.
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:46 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I too have moved them successfully and never split them...

and I have never had ANY self-seed!
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Old 05-15-2010, 05:38 AM
 
Location: In God's country
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Great. thanks for the replies. I have two nice sized pink ones side by side, and then a white one. And i want to move two of them. They like the shade which will be no problem.
Pitt Chick....i read that somewhere which would explain why i have 3 shoots that come up about a foot and a half away from the main plants. First i thought it was weeds, then looked more closely and nope the leaves are identical to to the main plants. And wouldnt you know its outside of the planter wall...to pull or not pull. lol.
thanks again...i may try splitting them...
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:41 PM
 
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There shouldn't be any problem at all dividing them. Definitely dig up those shoots, too, and separate them from the main plant, and plant where you want them.
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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I think that that is what im going to do, i have some ideal spots in mind...my husband will love me. lol
thanks again for all the input.
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:52 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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I too have moved them successfully and never split them...

and I have never had ANY self-seed!
I haven't had any self-seed, either. Never heard of bleeding hearts doing that.
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:57 AM
 
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There shouldn't be any problem at all dividing them. Definitely dig up those shoots, too, and separate them from the main plant, and plant where you want them.
I agree. I have divided/split numerous Bleeding Hearts over the years, I always do it in the spring. It has never adversely affected them at all. And I agree with the others, they haven't self-seeded for me, either.
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