Bleeding Heart – White

arching sprays of dainty, pure white, heart-shaped flowers above fern-like, fresh green leaves in Spring

Lamprocapnos Spectabilis ‘Alba’
Formerly dicentra spectabilis
aka Dutchman’s Breeches
  • deciduous short-lived perennial
  • fern-like, fresh green leaves
  • arching sprays white, heart-shaped flowers
  • late spring onwards
  • summer die back

H 2-3′
W 1-2′

Sun/ part shade

moist soil

I have been growing one of these plants for several years and they never fail to delight. A short lived perennial so I’ve had to re-stock over time. This plant hates to be moved so planting in the right spot from the outset is vital. Currently in the yellow ‘Spring Garden’ planter