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Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba' (bleeding heart (syn. Dicentra spectabilis Alba))

Lamprocapnos Spectabilis 'Alba' (Bleeding Heart (Syn. Dicentra Spectabilis Alba))


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Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: moist, humus-rich, preferably neutral to slightly alkaline
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: April to May
Hardiness: fully hardy
Archingsprays of dainty, pure white, heart-shaped flowers appear in latespring above fern-like, fresh green leaves. Easy to grow, this elegant dicentra is ideal for illuminating a woodland garden or as part of a cottage garden scheme. As long as theground is kept moist, it will thrive infull sun or partial shade. Dicentras are northern hemisphereplants, growing from Asia to North America. In their natural habitatthey are found in moist soils in the cool margins of woodlands. Thisdicentra was first introduced in 1816, then disappeared fromcultivation but was reintroduced by plant collector Robert Fortune in1846. It soon became one of the most popular garden plants.Garden care:Dicentras are happy in any good garden soil that's fertile but not tooheavy. Enrich the soil with plenty of leaf mould before planting andapply a mulch in autumn too. A light fertilising in March will helpenormously.

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