Lamprocapnos spectabilis (L.) Fukuhara

Asian Bleeding Heart

Family: Papaveraceae

Genus: Lamprocapnos

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 9

Size: 2 to 3' tall and slightly less wide

Exposure: Part Shade, Shade


Green leaves, compound, lobed. Flowers to 1" long, pink, heart-shaped with white inner petals, on arching stems in spring. Likes moist soil but not wet in winter. Foliage goes dormant in summer.



Published in Pl. Syst. Evol. 206: 415 in 1997.

Basionym Fumaria spectabilis L.

Synonym Dicentra spectabilis (L.) Lem.

Native to China and Korea.

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