Hepatica acutiloba
Sharp Leaved Hepatica

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Sharp Leaved Hepatica
Hepatica acutiloba

Daisy-like flowers brighten the early spring woodland garden in shades of pink, white or blue on fuzzy, 4-6" stems. New, three lobed evergreen leaves grow from ground level on their own hairy stems, appear after the flowers have blossomed. Fall fruit are a favorite among small woodland critters.

BENEFITS
Rhizome root system helps stabilize soils
Great for naturalizing in a shaded woodland garden
Superb evergreen groundcover
Early season nectar source for native butterflies
Attractive mix of white, blue or pink bloom
Small berries are a native critter favorite
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Rich, north facing, wooded slopes from Maine to Georgia west to Minnesota and Arkansas

Interesting Facts

This liver shaped leaf was once used to treat many liver ailments. In the 1800's, Hepatica treatment for lung afflictions was all the rage with over 200 tons of leaves imported from Europe to fulfill demand for its never proven curing power.

GROWING TIPS

Needs consistantly moist well-drained soils rich in organic matter, in part shade. 

Mature Size: 6-12in. Wide x 6-12in. Tall

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Sun Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade

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