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.