Hepatica is a genus of two to ten species of buttercup relatives from woodland habitats. They are grown for their basal, lobed, leathery leaves, and their rather dainty-looking flowers in early spring. Grow in a rock garden or naturalized in a woodland.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsLobed, leathery leaves that can be evergreen. Early spring blooms.

CareThese woodland plants need a cool area with humusy soil, in an area of the garden where their small stature will not be overcome.

PropagationStart from freshly sown seed or by division.


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