Dicentra spectablis 'Alba'

White Bleeding Heart

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White Bleeding Heart is a shade-loving herbaceous perennial with medium green compound leaves.  Nodding puffed white heart shaped flowers with protruding white inner petals bloom on long leaning stems in spring before the foliage emerges.  Flowers best in part shade and consistently moist rich well-drained acidic soils.  Foliage goes dormant in summer.

Type: 

Perennial 

Height: 

2' - 2.5'

Spread: 

1.5' - 2'

Spacing: 

1.5'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 9

Culture: 

Part Sun, Full Shade

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest: 

Spring

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Intolerant of wet soils in winter and dry soils in summer.  Some susceptibility to aphids.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized AreasWildlife GardenFoundational Plantings, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Strawberry Foxglove, Lenten RoseFoam Flower

IMAGE: Meneerke bloemDicentra spectabilis Alba01CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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