Dicentra spectabilis Alba
Dicentra spectabilis Alba
Dicentra spectabilis Alba
Dicentra spectabilis Alba
Dicentra spectabilis Alba
Dicentra spectabilis Alba
Dicentra spectabilis Alba
Dicentra spectabilis Alba

Dicentra spectabilis Alba
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"Lady in the Bath"

SIZE 2/3

Great for shade

Good for cutting

Perfect for pots

Packed in peat-free compost

Hardy throughout the UK


Glamorise the shadier parts of your garden with pearly-white pendant blooms of Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba', commonly known as 'Lady in the Bath' or 'White Bleeding Heart'. Unlike the classic pink-flowered variety, this one flaunts pure, simple and chic white blooms, though still romantically heart shaped and pendulous on casually arching stems. Fresh and luscious looks make this perfect for a dull or shady spot which could do with a highlight.

Although Dicentra is best known as 'Bleeding Heart', the white variety has also been known unofficially as 'Lady in the Bath' - interestingly, if you turn the heart-shaped flowers upside down they look a little like a lady sitting in a bathtub washing her hair! With such intriguing details which never fail to make you stop and take a closer look, this lovely plant makes for a sweet little addition to any cool and shaded part of the garden.

Gracy knows:
"Dicentra spectabilis
has recently changed its official botanical name to Lamprocapnos spectabilis."




60-90 cm / 24-36"

Planting season:


Flowering time:


Botanical name:

Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba' / Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba'

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:






  • Soak the roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting out
  • Plant your dicentra bare roots into temporary pots in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors
  • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots
  • Plant the dicentra roots so that they are fully submerged with the shoots just below the surface or any top growth exposed
  • Plant in borders or containers in early summer once in full growth
  • Space the plants 20-30cm apart
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated when in growth
  • Read more in our planting guide
  • Orders placed before 1 March 2022
    You can expect your order in March 2022
  • Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2022
    You can expect your order in April 2022
  • Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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