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Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'

White Bleeding Heart
Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'
Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'

Easy to grow, bushy mound of fern-like. light green foliage featuring long, arching stems of white, dangling heart shaped flowers; an excellent addition to borders, cutting gardens or garden beds; blooms in early spring before going summer dormant

Ornamental Features

White Bleeding Heart features delicate nodding white heart-shaped flowers dangling from the stems from late spring to early summer. Its ferny compound leaves remain light green in color throughout the season.

Planting & Growing

White Bleeding Heart will grow to be about 32 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen! As this plant tends to go dormant in summer, it is best interplanted with late-season bloomers to hide the dying foliage.

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Cold Hardy to Zone:



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Soil Type

Fall Color

Deer Resistance:

partial shade to shade







3 feet



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