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The Best Time To Cut Back Bleeding Hearts For A Bigger Bloom
Some gardeners believe that once bleeding hearts finish blooming and the foliage turns yellow, cutting them all the way down to the ground can promote more flowers next year.
Cutting back the plant can extend its lifespan by delaying the natural aging process, known as senescence, and encourage healthier growth the subsequent year.
Furthermore, it aids in maintaining the aesthetic appeal of a garden because leaving an uncut, bare-stick-like bleeding heart could create an unsightly bare spot.
Before you give this method a try, be sure to only cut the plant after it has fully entered its dormant state, which usually happens in summer or fall.