Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Cupid'
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Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Cupid'

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Bleeding Heart
Hardiness Zone: 3-8S/9W Exposure: Part Shade
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Blooms In: May-Jun
Mature Height: 24-30" Spacing: 18-24"
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Deer Resistance: Yes
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The blossom and foliage colors of Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Cupid' are unique in the realm of Bleeding Hearts. The locket-shaped flowers are the most tender shade of pink imaginable with tails accented in pastel yellow and white. The blossoms line arching stems that emerge from an atypically bushy and compact mound of unusually minty green foliage. Altogether, a lovely and utterly distinctive sight in the spring garden. PP 32,043

The genus Lamprocapnos contains only one species, Lamprocapnos spectabilis, formerly classified as Dicentra spectabilis. The plant is commonly known as Bleeding Heart for its distinctive heart-shaped flowers and is native to Siberia, northern China, Korea, and Japan. Lamprocapnos prefers evenly moist soil and little or no direct sun. All other species of Dicentra remain classified as such.

For more information on growing Lamprocapnos, click Growing Guide.

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HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

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Love this plant!

I received a tiny seedling with my order this Spring, and it has really taken off! It is already blooming! Highly recommend.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Latin Name Pronunciation: lam-pro-kap' nos

These delicate-looking plants are actually sturdy and trouble-free additions to the perennial border or woodland garden. An old-fashioned beauty, Lamprocapnos spectabilis bears arching stems of pendant, puffy heart-shaped blooms in pink or white and can grow to three feet tall and as wide where happy.

Planting: Potted Lamprocapnos should be planted with the crown at soil level. Bareroot should be planted with the crown 2″ below the soil line.

Light/Watering: Bleeding Heart thrives in partial to full shade, although flowering is best with morning sun and afternoon shade. L. spectabilis will go dormant during dry conditions in summer. Consistent watering is preferred.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: These plants are at their best in evenly moist, rich soil in partial to full shade. A two-inch layer of mulch will help buffer soil moisture and keep the ground cooler. A slightly acidic soil (pH 6.0 to 6.5) is ideal, but plants will tolerate a pH up to 7.5. Apply compost or a general purpose, granular fertilizer in spring.

Pests/Diseases: Lamprocapnos is occasionally bothered by slugs and snails, but this is rarely a serious problem. If grown in poorly drained, wet soil, the crowns of the plants may rot. Avoid these soils and allow good air circulation. Keep mulch several inches away from the base of the plants.

Companions: Lamprocapnos is lovely with other denizens of light shade such as Aquilegia, Ferns, Tiarella, Campanula, Alchemilla, Phlox divaricata, and Pulmonaria, and truly enlivens woodland gardens. Plant L. spectabilis with Hosta or spreading perennial Geraniums, or fill in with annuals when this plant goes dormant in summer.

Dividing/Transplanting: If desired, plants can be gingerly divided in early spring; gently separate the brittle roots, replanting vigorous pieces from the outer edge of the plant.

End-of-Season Care: Remove dead foliage after a killing frost in autumn, or anytime it becomes unattractive. A light mulch after the ground freezes will protect from winter heaving.

Calendar of Care

Early Spring: Apply a light application of balanced or slow-release fertilizer or side-dress with compost and organic amendments when new growth appears. Water well if it is unseasonably dry, as plants prefer evenly moist soil. Divide or transplant if needed as soon as you see new growth.

Mid-Spring: Watch for snail or slug damage and treat accordingly with baits or by handpicking. Apply a two-inch organic mulch as soon as soil warms, keeping the material away from the crowns of the plants.

Late Spring: Water regularly if the season is dry.

Summer: Plant summer annuals to fill in gaps where L. spectabilis has gone dormant. Groom plants to keep them attractive by removing yellowing leaves and old flower stems.

Fall: Cut foliage back to soil level, and apply a winter mulch after the ground freezes.