Forum home Plants

Lamprocapnos spectabilis

Novice7Novice7 Posts: 56

Lamprocapnos spectabilis (Bleeding Heart)

I have planted 2 of these plants in large containers in my garden, do you dead head the flowers (as some have died off) or do you just leave them?.    image



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,735

    doesn't make any difference either way. They just have one flush. 

    I have to say, they do tend to look pretty scruffy for the rest of the summer. I usually plant them where other plants will disguise this.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,231

    I just leave mine alone and they are doing really well this year (been in the garden two years now). I have the pink and white varieties.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,063

    I cut mind down after the first flowering and feed them.  They look a lot healthier and sometimes I get a second flowering, although obviously nothing like the first.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
Sign In or Register to comment.