Dicentra eximia 'alba'

Wild White Bleeding Heart

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

The White Wild Bleeding Heart is one of the few perennial wildflowers that will flower spring to fall. Peaking in late spring, the delicate frosty pure white flowers are more or less heart-shaped with a flared base. They are clustered on a spike arched over blue-green feathery foliage. Plants form clumps about 1 foot in height and spread. The key to prolonging the bloom and vigor of Bleeding Heart is to give it partial shade, ample moisture, and good drainage, and to deadhead it regularly. It looks great with Purple Alumroot, Wild Ginger, and Hostas.



Container plant

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to culture

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full shade, Mostly shady

Soil Condition

Organic, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Moist, Moderately moist

Pot Size

full quart


12 to 24, less than 12

Flower Color



Bloom Time

Mid spring, Late spring,

Early summer, Mid summer

Typical Height





3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8