Lamprocapnos spectabilis: Old-fashioned bleeding-heart


Lamprocapnos spectabilis [formerly Dicentra spectabilis]; also known as old-fashioned bleeding-heart, Venus’s car, Lady in a bath, Dutchman’s trousers, or Lyre-flower is a rhizomatous perennial plant native to eastern Asia from Siberia south to Japan. It is a popular ornamental plant for flower gardens in temperate climates, and is also used in floristry as a cut flower for Valentine’s Day. It usually has red heart-shaped flowers with white tips which droop from arching flower stems in late spring and early summer. White-flowered forms are also cultivated.


^ Lamprocapnos spectabilis var. Alba

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore, 20130414

Source: Wikipedia