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Old Fashioned White Bleeding HeartDicentra spectabilis ’Alba’

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  • Height3 FT(76 CM)
  • Spread3 FT(76 CM)
  • Zone2
  • Sunlight ConditionShade to Part Shade
  • Soil ConditionWell Drained
  • Fruit/EdibilityNo Fruit
  • Flowering TimeSpring and Fall
  • Flower ColorWhite

Also known by latin name: ’Lamprocapnos spectabilis’

A very popular "old fashioned" garden plant. A large bushy mound of powdery green fern-like foliage with arching stems of dangling, heart-shaped whitespring flowers. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden and a good cut flower. 

Growing Conditions: 

  • Plant in full sun to part shade location. Needs protection from hot afternoon sun
  • Prefers rich soil
  • Prefers average to moist. Well drained - do not let dry out
  • Medium growth rate


  • Often goes dormant mid-summer
  • After flowering, shear back to 6" tall to rejuvenate foliage
  • Common Concerns: May go dormant in hot summers

Edible/Herbal/Medicinal Uses:

Some reports that young leaves may be cooked and eaten in early spring - use caution as it may be toxic.

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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