3 years to reach maturity
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White Bleeding Heart Overview
Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba' is a clump-forming perennial that forms a mound of foliage from which arching stems bearing white heart-shaped flowers emerge in spring and early summer. Its leaves are light green and divided. It likes damp but well-drained soil (alkaline-neutral rather than acid) and a sheltered position in partial shade (full sun can be tolerated as long as the soil doesn't dry out). A low maintenance plant, it is often seen in mixed or cottage-style borders, and it can be used as a cut flower. Now called Lamprocapnos spectabilis, it was reclassified in the 1990s from Dicentra to Lamprocapnos, but it is still widely referred to by its historic genus name - Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'. Commonly known as 'White Bleeding Heart', Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba' has earned a coveted 'RHS Award of Garden Merit'.
How to propagate White Bleeding Heart
Root cuttings in winter.
In early spring or when the leaves have died down.