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Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba' (White bleeding heart)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba'

Other names

White bleeding heart, Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'

Genus

Lamprocapnos Lamprocapnos

Variety or Cultivar

'Alba' _ 'Alba' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with deeply-divided, light green leaves and arching racemes of nodding, heart-shaped, white flowers in late spring and early summer.


Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba' is: Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming

Toxicity

Careful: All parts cause severe discomfort if eaten.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White, Cream in Spring; White, Cream in Summer

Foliage

Light green in Spring; Light green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Sawflies , Slugs Sawflies , Slugs

General care

Pruning

Cut back to the base in late autumn.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba' (White bleeding heart) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Underplanting, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, neutral to alkaline, moist soil in partial shade. Full sun is tolerated if the soil is kept consistently moist.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba'

Other names

White bleeding heart, Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'

Genus

Lamprocapnos Lamprocapnos

Variety or Cultivar

'Alba' _ 'Alba' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with deeply-divided, light green leaves and arching racemes of nodding, heart-shaped, white flowers in late spring and early summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming

Toxicity

Careful: All parts cause severe discomfort if eaten.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White, Cream in Spring; White, Cream in Summer

Foliage

Light green in Spring; Light green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Sawflies , Slugs

General care

Pruning

Cut back to the base in late autumn.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba' (White bleeding heart) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Underplanting, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, neutral to alkaline, moist soil in partial shade. Full sun is tolerated if the soil is kept consistently moist.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba' (White bleeding heart)

Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba' 29 April 2011 (29/04/2011)

(21/04/2012)

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Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba' (White bleeding heart)

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