Dicentra spectabilis 'Cupid'
Dicentra spectabilis 'Cupid'
Dicentra spectabilis 'Cupid'
Dicentra spectabilis 'Cupid'
Dicentra spectabilis 'Cupid'

Dicentra spectabilis 'Cupid'
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"Pale Pink Bleeding Heart"

SIZE 2/3

Great for shade

Good for cutting

Perfect for pots

Less appealing to
slugs and snails

Packed in peat-free compost

Hardy throughout the UK


You’ll be sure to fall in love with Dicentra spectabilis 'Cupid' – featuring plump and pillowy heart-shaped flowers in the dreamiest pale pink, nodding on arching stems, this little cherub is worthy of a place in any gardener’s heart. More compact in height than other Dicentra varieties, the deeply divided, feathery foliage will create a neat little mound that will look cute in containers – or equally adorable at the front of your borders and beds.

Like all Dicentras, 'Cupid' favours a lightly shaded spot, or dappled sunshine. Pop it in the right spot, with a reasonably rich, and moist but well-drained soil – and this herbaceous perennial will return year upon year for a luscious late-spring display. The delicate beauty of these flowers will bring the perfect finishing touch to late-spring bouquets, so if you grow cut flowers then you’ll definitely want to find space in your flower patch for this little looker, too.

You can read more about Dicentra spectabilis 'Cupid' on the blog of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), written by Graham Rice.

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


Pale pink


60-90 cm / 24-36"

Planting season:


Flowering time:


Botanical name:

Dicentra spectabilis 'Cupid' / Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Cupid'

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 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023
  • Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023
  • Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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