Also called Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart
More About Dicentra spectabilis
- AKA Lamprocapnos spectabilis
- Upright stems with 10-15, pink, heart-shaped flowers with a protruding, white, inner petal
- Vigorous grower with coarse, divided, green leaves
- A classic for every garden!
- Bloom Time: May to June
- Flower Size: 2.5 cm
Bleedingheart Growing and Maintenance Tips
Thrives in a cool, moist soil that is fertile, humus, rich and well-drained, in partial to full shade. Providing the plant has adequate moisture, it also grows well in sun, but may go dormant sooner. Dicentra benefit if some of the main stems are tipped back to about half after flowering, to produce a more compact and sturdy plant. Protect from strong winds, but does not require staking. Plants do not like to be divided and are not prone to any serious insect or disease problems.
Dicentra spectabilis Characteristics
Moist to Average
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