Old Fashioned White Bleeding Heart

Old Fashioned White Bleeding Heart

Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'

Aka. Lamprocapnos spectabilis. A popular old-fashioned garden plant it features arching branches with exuberant white, heart shaped blooms dangle above a large, bushy mound of light green, ferny foliage.

TYPE Perennial SUN Part Shade
HEIGHT 2.5 ft SOIL Well Drained
SPREAD 2.5 ft FLOWER Spring, White
ZONE 2 FRUIT No Fruit
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Latin Name: Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'
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Growth Rate:

Medium growth rate

Foliage:

Large bushy mound of powdery green fern-like foliage

Deer/Rabbit:

Deer and rabbit resistant

Applications:

Used as a border or woodland plant, in edging or in a massed planting

Other:

Requires protection from late afternoon sun

Notes:

Common Concerns: Toxic. May go dormant in hot summers

Cut/Dried Flower:

Beautiful use as a cut or dried flower

Containers:

Great for planting in containers

Ornamental Features:

Blooms in late spring

Sun:

Plant in a part shade location

Drainage:

Requires average, well-drained conditions

Maintenance:

Low maintenance

Pruning:

After flowering, shear back to 6" tall to rejuvenate foliage.

Edible/Medicinal Uses:

Some reports that young leaves may be cooked and eaten in early spring - USE CAUTION AS IT MAY BE TOXIC.

Disclaimer:

DISCLAIMER: The information presented here regarding edible/herbal/medicinal uses is for informational purposes only. Always consult a physician or other qualified health professional prior to ingesting any plant not sold expressly for its edibility

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