Bleeding heart that never flowers?!

Hi all, I planted one of these 'Taylors Dicentra Spectabilis 'Bleeding Heart' Bulbs - Specialist Bulbs - Dobbies.com' (http://tinyurl.com/3l8he5e ) about 2 years ago now and every year i never get any flowers just the green leaves?! Can anyone suggest the problem here? Its planted in our border in semi-shade. Thanks Ali
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Did you get this from a reputable seller? Was it blooming when you got it? I seriously think there is no trick to this plant. It isnt in heavy nitrogen fertilizer is it?
On Sun, 17 Apr 2011 06:47:41 +0000, amjustagirl

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Ours bloom profusely every year.
New Jersey USA, semi-shade.
Also new plants spring up around the yard every year or so.
They aren't blooming yet. A week or 2 more.
If you have a full bushy plant 2 feet tall, I'd expect blooms.
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snipped-for-privacy@verizon.net;918079 Wrote:

hmm its only a foot tall just measured it!
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On Sun, 17 Apr 2011 19:10:53 +0000, amjustagirl

Have patience, it will bloom shortly. Mine starts to bloom here in the northern Castskills once there's substantial foliage... it's just beginning to send up shoots now, but once it gets going with warmer weather it will grow fast. Mine will begin to bloom after the first week in May... precisely on the 14th my resident hummers will arrive, that morning I put out the feeder and as usual they will say hello by tapping on my back window by about 2 PM. Yup, just checked, my bleeding hearts are about 10" tall now... no blooms yet, will be about three more weeks.
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Mine reach about 2 feet, and send up about 10-20 stems.
At a foot, it's still too early. If that's the maximum height it reaches after a few years, it's not happy.
Our soil is clay and the plants aren't fed. They still grow like crazy.
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Actually, just took a look, some of ours are already blooming:
http://mysite.verizon.net/despen/bleeding_heart.jpg
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amjustagirl wrote:

how large is the plant when it has the most leaves on it? do you know what the leaves are supposed to look like? do you trim the plant at all? if so, when? what are the soil conditions? have you used fertilizer? what kind? how much? how often? how much sunlight do you mean by semi-shade? any more information you can add?
songbird (thinking it's getting to be time for a gardenbanter.uk.co rattling of the shackles...
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