Classic Elegance

The garden at Forsythe is coming in full tilt, beautifully. Everything is lush and green. This season has started off with more rain than usual and this is definitely proving beneficial to the plants.

The first to bloom this spring at Forsythe gardens, featuring a spectacular display of white heart-shaped flowers and handsome lime-green foliage.

The first to bloom this spring at Forsythe gardens, featuring a spectacular display of white heart-shaped flowers and handsome lime-green foliage.

This old time shade-loving perennial has always been a favourite of mine and while the red or pink version is most popular, I particularly prefer the White Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectablis “Alba”). The plant has tall stems emerging and produce dangling clusters of blossoms in May. Repeat bloom is likely in cooler autumn weather. Spreads into large clumps when planted in loose, moist soil. Herbaceous.

If you haven’t added this to your collection, perhaps you should, and if white isn’t your choice, there are options.