bleeding heart question

natives_and_veggies(10b)April 28, 2012

I have a bleeding heart vine that was here when we bought the house. It's the white with red one. And it's happy and blooming now, in the shade. It's one of the few vines in my yard that is not aggressive.

So I took a cutting and rooted it in water. I'm thinking about putting it on a fence that is also partially shaded, but also gets some sun and gets reflected heat off of his guest house. This is an area that a previous neighbor let go to hell. We were constantly fighting all kinds of weedy vines there. Now that the new neighbor has cleaned up his side, I need to clean up my side and plant something pretty there.

What does bleeding heart like? Will it do well in sun? Will it do too well? I don't want to plant something that will go crazy.

And BTW, it rooted in water in a week.

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ritaweeda

Maybe the white one is different, but I have the dark red one (actually maroon) and it is invasive to the nth degree. But anyway, it doesn't mind some shade. I've had it on the north side of the house and it only gets morning sun, does great with that. It runs roots all over the place, sometimes 10 feet out and puts up news plants which I DON'T WANT. The good side to the plant is it is beautiful when blooming and it attracts hummingbirds.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 4:41PM
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katkin_gw

I have the white and red one and it gets a little morning sun then bright light the rest of the day. It get water 2 x's a week. It died back from the cold winters we had, but has come back from the roots. It usually looses most of the leaves in the winter then leafs out again in the spring. Hope that helps. :o)

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 7:30PM
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