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Bleeding Heart or Lamprocapnos spectabilis

Bleeding Heart or Lamprocapnos spectabilis has beautiful flowers that look like hearts hanging from the branches. Bleeding Heart is a rhizomatous perennial. It is native to East Asia. It blooms late spring and early summer. In colder climates it prefers sun but if it is hot it grows well in shade or partial shade. It is deer-resistant.

Lamprocapnos spectabilis
Bleeding Heart or Lamprocapnos spectabilis

It is also known as Asian Bleeding Heart, Lyre Flower, Lady in a Bath, Diclytra spectabilis, Fumaria spectabilis, or its old name Dicentra spectabilis. It is part of the Papaveraceae family of plants. Lamprocapnos spectabilis is native to Siberia, Northern China, Korea, and Japan. It grows to about 45in or 120cm. It has bright green compound leaves. The stems are pinkish in color. The flowers grow on arching racemes. Each raceme has about 20 flowers. The flowers are heart-shaped.

Bleeding Heart
Bleeding Heart or Lamprocapnos spectabilis

How to grow Lamprocapnos spectabilis:

Grow it in full sun in cool climates. Warmer climates partial shade will do. Plant it in moist, humus-rich soil. Use neutral to alkaline soil. Propagate from division in spring, or root cuttings in winter. It is generally disease-free and pest-free. No pruning necessary.

Bleeding Heart
Bleeding Heart or Lamprocapnos spectabilis

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