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Scientific Name: Lamprocapnos spectabilis ( syn. Dicentra )
Pronunciation: lam-pro-KAP-nos speck-TAB-ih-liss
Common Name: bleeding heart
Family Name: Fumariaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves alternate, three-lobed palmate compound leaves (biternate) on fleshy green or pink petioles. Flowers heart-shaped, usually magenta and white, 3 cm long and evenly spaced to hang on long arching stems.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293, Level 4 Apprenticeship, CLT Training

Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical, Vase
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade, Sheltered
Soil/ Growing Medium: Alkaline, Humus rich
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Spring interest, Waterside planting, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
bleeding heart
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound, Lobed
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Compound Leaf: Biternate, Odd-pinnate
Colour in Fall: Yellow, Brown
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Obovate, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Incised, Palmately lobed
Additional Info: Some images are of cv. Gold Heart (yellowish foliage); 15-40cm x 10-20cm

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Urceolate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Pink, (Some images are of cv. Alba (white flowers))
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun
Additional Info: Pendant, heart-shaped, < 3 cm long

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Green, (black seeds)
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Not showy, linear
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes, Storage tap root

Pest Susceptibility: Slugs or snails,
(GAZ) GAZebo
(GAZN) GAZebo North : cv. Valentine
(PHA) PolyHouse and Area
(WLG) WoodLand Garden : cv. Alba
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