Sharp-leaved Hepatica

Hepatica acutiloba
Hépatique á lobes aigus
Native to Canada
Dry mixed forest
Partial Sun
Sand, Loam
Less than 1 foot (27 cms or less)

Blooms in:

Spring - Zone 5

Bloom Colors:

Lavender, Pink, White





Hepaticas are among the first flowers to bloom in the spring.  The flowers close at night time and cloudy days when pollinators are not likely to be flying.

They are delicately attractive and have a tendency to blow about on their slender stems in the wind.

Bee visitors include honeybees, Small Carpenter bees, Andrenid bees, and Halictid bees.

Sometimes it is cultivated as a rock garden plant.



Companion Plants

Acer saccharum, Fraxinus americana, Dicentra canadensis, Erigenia bulbosa

Care Checklist

Best grown in places where it can remain undisturbed for years.

Growing Hepatica in the garden requires a location that has dappled sunlight in early spring and light shade during the summer.

The plants will need a layer of decaying leaves as a year-round mulch.

Plant in early fall.


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