Old Fashioned White Bleeding HeartDicentra spectabilis "Alba"
- Height3 FT(76 CM)
- Spread3 FT(76 CM)
- 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.
- 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
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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