Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Pearl Drops'

Bleeding heart

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


<i>Lamprocapnos spectabilis</i> 'Pearl Drops', Justin Lambert

Plant details

Formerly known as Dicentra spectablilis, bleeding heart is a Chinese plant bearing pink-red, heart-shaped flowers with white tips, which hang from arching flower stems in late spring to early summer.  Clumps of bleeding heart remain compact for many years and do not need dividing.

Brilliant for spring displays after spring-flowering bulbs, bleeding heart is invaluable for bringing colour to cool, moist shady parts of the garden. Grow clumps between shrubs, as drifts in light woodland, or in ornamental borders.

'Pearl Drops' is an outstanding pale-flowered bleeding heart, with cream blooms tinged with pink, contrasting with silvery blue-green foliage.

Family: Papaveraceae

Genus: Lamprocapnos

Species: spectabilis

Cultivar: Pearl Drops

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Dry, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to divide plants: March to April

Flowering period: April to June

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