Go Back Bleeding Heart Old Fashioned White

Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Long, arching sprays drip with dozens of inflated white heart-shaped flowers with dainty white tears. Adds a distinctive touch to shady areas during its mid- to late spring blooming season. Hardy plants grow 2-3' high and spread 3'. Like the species, this one may also go dormant after blooming.

Currently not available for online purchase.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Dies back by midsummer, leaving a gap in the landscape which can be easily concealed when planted with Hosta, Ferns, Astilbes or shade tolerant items.

Flower Color


Foliage Color


Plant Spread

2-3 ft.

Good Companions

Hosta, Ferns, Astilbe

Plant Height

2-3 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average and consistent water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Cut flower or foliage, Border, Container, Mass Plant, Specimen, Accent

Bloom Time

Mid to late spring

Critter Resistance

Deer and rabbit resistant


Full to part shade

Growth Rate

Moderate to fast

Seasonal Interests