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.)
AM018212 (Bag of 30)
AM014086 (Bag of 3)
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Pink, Blue, White
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Early to mid spring
Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Green three-lobed leaves appear after the blooms.
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Bee Friendly, Native, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest
Spring / Summer
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Some parts poisonous if ingested.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|