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Dicentra spectablis 'Alba'

Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba' | Bleeding Heart, Dutchman's Breeches, Lyre Flower

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Pure white heart-shaped flowers

Arching stems

Also goes by the name of the Lyre Flower, Dutchman’s Breeches, or Bleeding Heart

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In April and May, pure white heart-shaped flowers hang in tidy rows from the arching stems of Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’, making a welcome sight above the finely cut leaves. Inspired by the unusual shape of the flowers, this lovely plant also goes by the name of the Lyre Flower, Dutchman’s Breeches, or Bleeding Heart. It grows well in a moist, shady spot, its bright white blooms bringing a splash of light to a dark corner. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Height Up to 90cm (36in)
Spread Up to 45cm (18in)

Hardy Perennial

cottage gardenswoodland garden

sun or semi shadedappled shade


1 x 2 litre potted dicentra plant (62209)
2 dicentra plants in 2 litre pots (V63543P)

Choose a position on any moist, rich, fertile soil in dappled or semi shade. Dicentra prefers a neutral to slightly alkaline soil.
Water regularly until fully established. In spring, apply a mulch of chipped bark or well-rotted garden compost to the base of the plant. Dicentras have particularly fragile roots and are best left undisturbed if possible. However, overcrowded clumps may be divided in late autumn or early spring if necessary.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

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Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

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For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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