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Hepatica nobilis var. acuta (Sharp-Lobed Hepatica)

Sharplobe Hepatica, Sharp-lobed Hepatica, Mountain Hepatica, Anemone acutiloba, Hepatica acuta, Hepatica acutiloba, Hepatica triloba var. acuta


A welcomed harbinger of spring, Hepatica nobilis var. acuta (Sharp-Lobed Hepatica) is a low-growing semi-evergreen perennial boasting charming white, pink or purple flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), with conspicuous white stamens in early to mid spring. The dainty flowers appear before the new leaves on fuzzy reddish stems. They open their fullest on sunny days and stay open for about 2-3 weeks. Small bees collect pollen from the flowers, while Syrphid flies and other flies feed on the pollen. The leathery leaves are three-lobed, pointed, sometimes evergreen until the following spring. Native to eastern North America, Sharp-Lobed Hepatica is a popular woodland perennial, bursting with color when it is most needed, a jewel in the stark landscape. A wonderful little plant that will warm your heart. Great for a woodland or shady rock garden.

  • Grows up to 4-6 in. tall (10-15 cm) and 6-8 in. wide (15-20 cm). This plant spreads by reseeding itself.
  • Easily grown in humus-rich, moist, slightly alkaline, well-drained soils in part shade. Top dress annually in autumn with leaf mould. Resent root disturbance.
  • Undemanding, this Hepatica is a welcomed addition to beds and borders, under shrubs and roses, as a edging plant, in city gardens, cottage gardens, rock gardens, woodland gardens or in containers. For best visual impact, plant en masse.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for slugs and snails.
  • Propagate by seed or division in the fall. Seeds should be planted outside immediately after collection. Seeds require cold treatment for optimum germination
  • Native to eastern North America.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Hepatica - Liverleaf
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Height 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Spread 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Hepatica - Liverleaf
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Height 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Spread 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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