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Fringed bleeding heart

Dicentra eximia ‘Alba’

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Rows of white flowers dangle above the fern-like foliage, opening in April and continuing intermittently until October.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsEastern U.S. native. Self-sows.

CareGrow in fertile, well-drained, slightly alkaline soil in partial shade. Allow to self-sow. 

PropagationSow seeds in a cold frame when ripe; divide in spring.

ProblemsSlugs and snails can attack new foliage. Powdery mildew, rust, fungal leaf spot, and verticillium wilt.

  • Genus : Dicentra
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Showy Foliage
  • Uses : Ground Covers, Shade
  • Bloom Time : Late Spring, Spring
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Light : Partial Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White

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