Bleeding Heart

Lamprocapnos spectabilis

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Lamprocapnos spectabilis is a low maintenance plant that forms a mound of foliage and arching stems bearing heart-shaped flowers in spring and early summer. This perennial was reclassified in the 1990's from Dicentra to Lamprocapnos, but it is still widely referred to by this historic genus name. This species produces attractive heart-shaped flowers in a range of colours including red, pink, white, yellow and black.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Harvesting

Generally not harvested but flowers can be taken as required for floral arrrangements.

Propagation

Division

Divide in early spring or after the leaves have died back.

Seed

Sow seed when ripe of in spring.

Cuttings

Take root cuttings in winter.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Ground cover

Can be used as underplanting for roses and shrubs that will give this plant the shade it prefers during the summer months.

Special features

Origin

Far East.

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam

Soil PH preference

Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

Personality

Family

Papaveraceae

Flower colour

Red, Yellow, Black, White, Pink

Scent

None

Problems

Slugs and snails can attack emerging foliage.
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