White Bleeding Heart

Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'

SKU
01586
This spectacular selection of an old classic boasts white heart-shaped flowers and handsome lime-green foliage. Tall stems emerge and produce dangling clusters of white blossoms in early spring. Repeat bloom is likely in cooler autumn weather. Spreads into large clumps when planted in loose, moist soil. An herbaceous perennial.
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Botanical Pronunciationdye-SEN-tra speck-TAB-ih-liss
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Landscape UseBorder, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureShade Loving
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Prefers fertile, humusy, neutral pH, loose, well-drained soils; avoid heavy, soggy soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. May go dormant in hot, dry summer conditions. Apply a low-nitrogen fertilizer in early spring. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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