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Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’


Old-fashioned Bleedingheart

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.187.040


One of the most popular of old-fashioned garden plants, Bleedinghearts burst into flower in late spring. This forms a bushy, upright mound of light green foliage, with a somewhat ferny appearance. Dangling white locket flowers are held on arching stems, and these are excellent for cutting. Performs best in a rich, moist soil with partial shade, or at least protection from hot afternoon sun. After flowering, the plants should be sheared back to 6 inches tall, to rejuvenate the foliage. Even still, these often go completely dormant by midsummer, to return again the following spring.

Further details for
Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Specimen
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   70-90 cm
   27-35 inches
Spread
   70-90 cm
   27-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium













Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’


Old-fashioned Bleedingheart

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.187.040


One of the most popular of old-fashioned garden plants, Bleedinghearts burst into flower in late spring. This forms a bushy, upright mound of light green foliage, with a somewhat ferny appearance. Dangling white locket flowers are held on arching stems, and these are excellent for cutting. Performs best in a rich, moist soil with partial shade, or at least protection from hot afternoon sun. After flowering, the plants should be sheared back to 6 inches tall, to rejuvenate the foliage. Even still, these often go completely dormant by midsummer, to return again the following spring.

Further details for
Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Specimen
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   70-90 cm
   27-35 inches
Spread
   70-90 cm
   27-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium