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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
Bee Friendly
Native
Native
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 4-6" tall, 6-9" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
Size Bag of 3
SKU 1FHEP3

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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1HEPG
1FHEP3 (Bag of 3)
1HEP3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
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 Color Green
Foliage Green three-lobed leaves appear after the blooms.
Native Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Bee Friendly, Native, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Some parts poisonous if ingested.
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsHepatica
 
3.8

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67%

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Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (4)
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5.0

MUST HAVE For spring gardens

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from Martinsville, IN

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Hepatica:

    Hepatics color is the prettiest in spring. I'm a floral photographer and look forward to this bloom every late spring.

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    2.0

    Plants were small they did grow

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    from Tonganoxie Kansas

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions

    Cons

    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Hepatica:

    These were shipped as plants very small they do appear to have lived will have to wait until the following spring to see if they grow again and come up healthy

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My Favorite Sprint Wildflower

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    from Martinsville, IN

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    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

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    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

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      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

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Hepatica

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      from Edwards, CO

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      Comments about American Meadows Hepatica:

      Very small growth - one leaf out of three plants

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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