Lamprocapnos spectabilis Alba AGM

Lamprocapnos spectabilis Alba AGM (formerly 'Dicentra')


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Formerly known as Dicentra, and commonly known as Bleeding Heart, Lamprocapnos spectabilis is a classic plant for a cottage garden or edge of woodland plant. Instantly recognisable with its dainty, bobbing hearts arranged in an arching line, this is the white variety, and as pretty as the more familiar standard pink in our opinion.

Lamprocapnos is a rhizomatous perennial that gradually spreads to form a clump and is ideal for bringing light to a dark area of border. 

A recipient of the RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit), for all round excellence in the garden.

Pot size: 2L

Common Name: White Bleeding Heart

Hardiness: Fully hardy

Height and Spread: 90cm x 45cm, over 5 years

Preferred Soil Type: Any fertile moist but well-drained or poorly drained soil, except heavy

Aspect: North, west or east facing

Position: Partial shade or full sun, sheltered

Flowering Period: April – May

Care: Apply fertiliser in March; mulch during winter; divide after flowers die down or in early spring

Note: All parts cause stomach ache if ingested, the foliage may aggravate skin allergies.