Dicentra

May’s plant of the month

Lamprocapnos spectabilis (formerly known as Dicentra)is an herbaceous perennial forming a mound of divided, mid-green foliage. Commonly known as bleeding heart it has heart shaped, rose red and white flowers hanging from arching stems. It loves a sheltered spot in partial shade in moist soil. It grows to 1 metre tall and 1 metre spread. Ideal for a woodland garden, cottage garden or informal garden.

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