rosemariebruss
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really need to move a bleeding heart

I've identified/researched perennials on the property my husband and I bought last year. One is a bleeding heart located where it receives full sun during most of the day--from about May to ?? This isn't the variety that can tolerate this much sun without being watered every day which isn't an option for us with full-time jobs. There are more suitable (shady) areas in our yard. What special care can be given the plant if relocated to help it recover and flourish?
Thanks......Rose
p.s. The 'empty' space will be filled with 2 (of 4) peony plants (also temperamental) so they can stretch a little.

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Jess
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Hi :D
It is best to move it in early Spring and they do resent root disturbance (as do paeonies) so dig a hole around it bigger than the actual root ball to disturb it as little as possible. Add a little bone meal to the new planting hole water in well and that should be enough to get it off to a good start.

rosemariebruss
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bleeding heart

:)
Hi Jess,
Thanks for your advice......
While I'd hoped to get this done as part of fall planting for next spring and summer, I'll be patient.
Rose

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