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botanical name:
Lamprocapnos spectabilis
Lamprocapnos spectabilis © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Dutchman's breeches, Bleeding heart
synonyms:  Dicentra spectabilis
family:  Papaveraceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.75m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Arching stems of red, pink and white flowers in spring. Forms clumps with thick fleshy roots and large ternate leaves with ovate, sometimes lobed leaflets.

cultivation:
Fertile, humus rich, moist soil, preferably neutral or slightly alkaline. Grow in part shade or full sun if the soil does not dry out.

propagation:
By seed, division or from root cuttings.

other notes:
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