Hepatica

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One of springs earliest woodland wildflowers, and always considered one of the most beautiful, Hepatica is quite common in eastern woodlands. The blooms vary dramatically in color, and range from lavender to white to (rarely) pink. (Hepatica acutiloba)

Zones 3 - 7
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native
Native
Plants for Small Spaces
Plants for Small Spaces
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 4-8" tall, 6-9" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
SKU 1HEP3

Plant Information

One of springs earliest woodland wildflowers, and always considered one of the most beautiful, Hepatica is quite common in eastern woodlands. The blooms vary dramatically in color, and range from lavender to white to (rarely) pink. Some even take on a picotee coloring, with stunning white-edged purplish petals. Hepaticas are usually the very welcome first color in the spring woods, blooming through the leaf litter long before trees leaf out. Each plant is approximately the size of a healthy African violet, and they spread quite rapidly. An easy-to-grow must-have species for all shady gardens. (Photo by Dr. Brian Klinkenberg of eflora.bc.ca with gracious permission.)
Associated SKUs
1HEPG
1FHEP3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
1HEP3 (Bag of 3)
Common Name Hepatica
Botanical Name Hepatica acutiloba
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Pink, Blue, White
Mature Height 4-8" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 6-9" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Native Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Native, Plants for Small Spaces, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsHepatica
 
4.0

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5.0

My Favorite Sprint Wildflower

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from Martinsville, IN

About Me Master Gardener

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Outdoors
  • Shade Garden

Comments about American Meadows Hepatica:

I saw this flower on the internet several years ago and searched all over until I found it. It is the MOST AMAZING wildflower there is. The color is amazing (it comes in the blue pictured here, white and white with pink).

If you want a flower that is a showoff. This is the one!

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5.0

So beautiful, I ordered more

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from Bethesda, MD

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Hepatica:

    I planted these hepaticas under a Japanese maple tree in my shade garden and they must have liked the spot. They came up beautifully and put out lots of flowers their first spring. They flowered for about a month. I promptly ordered more so that I could have a larger patch.Very vigorous and floriferous.

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    5.0

    Growing beautifully

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    from Grantham, NH

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    Comments about American Meadows Hepatica:

    Beautiful and easy to grow

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Hepatica

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    from Edwards, CO

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about American Meadows Hepatica:

    Very small growth - one leaf out of three plants

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    • No

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