Lamprocapnos spectabilis, Bleeding Heart. A romantic plant. (Photos by sard@rt)

in flowers •  27 days ago

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Lamprocapnos spectabilis or Dicentra spectabilis (bleeding heart or Asian bleeding-heart) is a species of flowering plant in the poppy family Papaveraceae.
It is valued in gardens and in floristry for its heart-shaped pink and white flowers, borne in spring.
As its name says, it's really a spectacular flower!
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The outer petals are bright fuchsia-pink, while the inner ones are white. The flowers strikingly resemble the conventional heart shape, with a droplet beneath. The pure white-flowered 'Alba', somewhat more robust than the species, is a popular cultivar.
This beautiful Lamprocapnos spectabilis variety "Alba" I photographed at the Botanical Garden of Madrid.
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Easy to grow these plants, however, do not like direct exposure to the sun.
I managed to find the rhizomes of this particular plant and grow them in my terrace. Very satisfying to see these beautiful flowers bloom.

I really like them so much! A romantic plant this Bleeding Heart.
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thanks for your time!
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I so love them, I have had my plant for over 40 years now. So did not know they were in the poppy family though, very cool.

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But this is fantastic! Nice to have plants for a long time ... they are part of the family!

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It sure it is, as it was from my mothers garden many, many years ago. I have had it at every home I owned since I was in my late 20's.

So beautiful... lovely photo @sardrt!

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many thanks my friend!

Non sapevo avessero anche un secondo nome così romantico, un pichino dark ;)