An early bloomer, liverwort has tiny, cup-shaped, blue, pink, or white flowers in spring. Three-lobed, mottled, mid-green leaves appear after the blooms.
CareGrow in moist but well-drained, rich, neutral to alkaline soil. Thrives in heavy soil. Top-dress with leaf mold or compost in autumn or in late spring after flowering. Does not transplant easily.
PropagationDivide in spring. Plants are slow to re-establish.
ProblemsRust and leaf smut. Young growth is susceptible to slug damage.
- Genus : Hepatica
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
- Tolerance : Frost Tolerant
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Light : Partial Shade
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Pink, White
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
- Growth Rate : Slow
- Bloom Time : Spring
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Plant Height : Under 6 inches