Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'

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Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'

Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'


Pure white blooms hanging from graceful arching stems above leafy green foliage. Plant some in among Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' and the whites will really pop!

Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba' features graceful, soft green foliage that is less deeply divided than most other Dicentra species. It also features nodding, pure white, heart-shaped, flowers with protruding white inner petals. The common name is in reference to the protruding inner petals of the heart-shaped flower which purportedly give the appearance of a 'bleeding heart'. For best effect, grow in part shade and provide regular water. Plants will go dormant if allowed to go dry, but will return the following spring. Planted with other shade lovers such as ferns, hostas and hellebores it will add charming beauty with little fuss or care.

Find our more about the Dicentra spectabilis alba by watching Episode 124 of the Botanus Garden Club.


Additional Information

Bloom Season Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer
Colour White
Light Partial Shade, Full Shade
Shipping Season Spring
Depth 2 in, 5 cm soil coverage
Spacing 6 in, 15 cm
Size Bare Root
Height 24 in, 60 cm
Hardiness Zone 3–9
Attributes Deer Resistant