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Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba' (Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart)


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  • One of the most popular of old-fashioned garden plants. Bleeding hearts are 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.

    Mature Height: 3"
    Spacing: 3"
    Sun Exposure: Shade to Part Sun (best in part shade)
    Bloom Period:Earlyto Late Spring

    Attributes:

    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.

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
    Soil Type: Normal or Sandy
    Soil pH: Neutral or Alkaline or Acid
    Soil Moisture: Dry
    Care Level:Easy
  • Flower Colour: Deep Pink
    Foliage Colour: Early Summer, Mid Summer
    Foliage Colour: Blue, Grey Green
  • Accent:

    Good Texture/Form
    Attracts Butterflies
    Border
    Containers
    Cut Flower
    Deer Resistant
    Rabbit Resistant
    Massed
    Poisonous/Toxic
    Specimen
    Woodland
    Edging
    Evergreen
    Fragrant

    Flower Head Size:Small
    Spread: 70 - 90cm / 27 - 35"
    Foot Traffic: None
    Growth Rate: Medium



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