Habitat: part shade
Soil: with plenty of humus
Height: 70 cm
Flowering: mid spring to early summer
Width: 60 cm
This is a genus that has been separated from Dicentra, so the well-known and widely grown Dicentra spectabilis is now called Lamprocapnos spectabils. They have curiously shaped flowers, loosely described as heart-shaped, or Dutchman's breeches, hanging in a long row below the arching stems. They are easy plants for woodland or open positions in the garden.
|Lamprocapnos spectabilis is a lovely Bleeding Heart plant. The outer petals are a deep rose-pink with white inner petals protruding from the pink 'hearts', borne on arching racemes. Delicate, finely cut, ferny leaves.|