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Hepatica acutiloba

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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

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