Position

Sun exposure:
Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
Aspect:
East facing, north facing, south facing, west facing
Position in border:
Front, middle
Shade type:
Damp

Soil

Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy

Formerly known as Dicentra spectablilis, bleeding heart, Lamprocapnos spectabilis, 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.

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

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Lamprocapnos ‘Pearl drops’ and wildlife

Lamprocapnos ‘Pearl drops’ has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Lamprocapnos ‘Pearl drops’ poisonous?

Lamprocapnos ‘Pearl drops’ can be toxic.

Toxic to:
Is known to attract Dogs
Dogs
Is known to attract People
People
No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Cats
Cats
Is not known to attract Horses
Horses
Is not known to attract Livestock
Livestock
Plants that go well with Lamprocapnos 'Pearl Drops'