Hepatica

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One of springs earliest woodland wildflowers, and always considered one of the most beautiful, native Hepatica is quite common in eastern forests. The blooms vary dramatically in color, and range from white to lavender to (rarely) pink. Growing from 4 to 6" in height, lovely Hepatcia will spread and naturalize over time in most soils with dappled sunlight. (Hepatica acutiloba)
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Bee Friendly
Native
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size4-6" tall , 6-9" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to mid spring
SKUAM018260

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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.) 
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Associated SKUsAM018260
AM018212 (Bag of 30)
AM014086 (Bag of 3)
Common Name
Hepatica, Liverwort
Botanical Name
Hepatica acutiloba
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color
Pink, Blue, White
Flower Size
1" flowers
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
6-9" wide
Growth Rate
Fast
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
Foliage
Green three-lobed leaves appear after the blooms.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Native, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Some parts poisonous if ingested.
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