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.