Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'

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Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Pure white locket-shaped flowers gracefully dangle from arching stems. Old time elegance and charm.

Height

18-24 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

Color

White

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Amend soil with organic matter before planting. Water regularly during the hot summer weather, but keep drier in autumn and winter. They will go dormant in the heat of the summer, so place it among other perennials that will fill in the bare spot. Cut back when foliage turns yellow. Prefers a sheltered position.

When to Divide

when dormant, only when necessary

Good Companions

Japanese Windflower Anemone (Anemone ), Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Toad Lily (Tricyrtis formosana), Speedwell (Veronica ), Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Hellebore (Helleborus Winter Thrillers), Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum biflorum nanum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Rich
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