Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit. (1993)
Common Name : white bleeding heartFamily : PapaveraceaeType : Herbaceous PerennialHabit : Clump-formingSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : WhiteFlowering from : Mayto JuneFoliage : DeciduousFoliage colour : GreenSunlight : Part ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drained / Poorly-drainedSeason of interest : Spring - SummerHardiness: Hardy in the severest European continental climates < -20°
Former family: Fumariaceae and former species name: Dicentra spectabilis
‘Alba’ is the charming, white flowered form of the Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart that has been a garden favorite for years. It is a vigorous plant that will provide successful results for even the beginning gardener. This perennial will mature to a large size and is best left undisturbed. Graceful, early summer-flowering perennial with sprays of heart-shaped flowers dangling from arching, fleshy stems. Best for the shaded border or woodland garden. Because foliage goes dormant, it is best to plant this bleeding heart through a loose ground cover or among later developing perennials such as hostas and ferns which will fill in as the bleeding heart foliage begins to die back. This is a Herbaceous perennial. Also a good cut flower.