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Old 07-07-2015, 04:13 PM   #1
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My Bleeding Heart

No, not a country music song.

So has a bleeding heart plant in a hanging basket in the backyard. She noticed this afternoon that there is something growing on the plant that looks like a black olive. Any ideas??
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Old 07-07-2015, 04:53 PM   #2
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Sounds like it might be a seed pod, take a look.

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Old 07-08-2015, 01:33 PM   #3
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Thanks, Aunt Bea. Ours looks like this. There is no flower involved. The pod is just there on the stem on its own.
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Old 07-08-2015, 01:40 PM   #4
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Andy, that's a Fuchsia, not a Bleeding Heart. I have several Fuchsia plants and have never seen that. Hmmmm

I agree. Bleeding Heart has long thin branches covered with heart shaped leaves.
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Thanks, Aunt Bea. Ours looks like this. There is no flower involved. The pod is just there on the stem on its own.
Yes that's a bleeding fuchsia!

The seed pods can turn black. You can either leave them on or pinch them off.


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Old 07-08-2015, 02:37 PM   #6
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Haha! That's funny. SO brought that home and told me she'd always wanted a bleeding heart. I'm not familiar enough with gardening stuff to know the difference.

So, is that a seed pod on our fuchsia??
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Old 07-08-2015, 03:04 PM   #7
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seed pod

We have 2 plants. I pinch them off as soon as the flowers drop. It encourages more flowering.
Otherwise, the plant will put its energy into making seeds
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Haha! That's funny. SO brought that home and told me she'd always wanted a bleeding heart. I'm not familiar enough with gardening stuff to know the difference.

So, is that a seed pod on our fuchsia??
Yes, those are seed pods...
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I'd dearly love to have a Bleeding Heart plant....they are just spectacular!

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We have a bleeding heart that my wife planted when we moved into our house 16 years ago. Every year it blooms beautifully, but after a few weeks looks like it's on the verge of dying off, even though it's planted in the shadiest part of the yard.

It's a very pretty plant when in full bloom, but I sure wish it lasted longer.
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