Sharp-leaved Hepatica

Sharp-leaved Hepatica

Botanical Name: Hepatica acutiloba

En Français: Hépatique á lobes aigus

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.


Other Characteristics

Pollinators: Bees

Sun/Shade: Partial Sun

Planting and Care Considerations

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.

Acer saccharum, Fraxinus americana, Dicentra canadensis, Erigenia bulbosa

Spread: 12cm-15cm

Water: Average water requirement.

Best Soil: Sand, Loam

Growth Habit: