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Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'
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Plant Type: Hostas

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.


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

White

Foliage Color

Blue-green

Plant Spread

2-3 ft.

Good Companions

Hosta, Ferns, Astilbe

Plant Height

2-3 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

2-9

Soil Moisture

Average and consistent water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Attributes

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

Bloom Time

Mid to late spring

Critter Resistance

Deer and rabbit resistant

Exposure

Full to part shade

Growth Rate

Moderate to fast

Seasonal Interests