Scientific Name: Lamprocapnos spectabilis ( syn. Dicentra )Form: Oval - vertical, Vase
Common Name:bleeding heart Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:FumariaceaeHabit: Arching, Upright
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Compound, Lobed, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Odd-pinnate, Biternate, Obovate, Ovate, Incised, Palmately lobed
Flowers: Raceme, (Floriferous), White, Pink, May- Jun
Fruit: Capsule, Green
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Sheltered
Soil or Media: Alkaline, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Spring interest, Woodland margin, Waterside planting
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.