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Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’

For sale by Barracott Plants

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Bleeding Heart. Heart-shaped pure white flowers along arching stems Mar-Jun. Ferny foliage. 60cm. Cool soil in semi-shade. Award of Garden Merit.

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2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’

Common names

White bleeding heart, Lady in a boat, Chinaman's breeches


Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’ (White bleeding heart). Arching sprays of heart-shaped, pure white flowers appear in late spring and mid-summer, with deeply cut, light green fern-like foliage.


It is short-lived in mild climates and the foliage will die back by midsummer. You will need to grow in humus-rich, moist but well drained soil.

Interest and use

Rock garden, border

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Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’ | Devon, EX17 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Rich, Sandy, Loamy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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