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The plant draws its name from the Greek word hepar, meaning “liver” and some indicate the leaves reflect the organ’s shape. But the hardy Hepatica plant that thrives in many northern woodland settings delivers wonderful wildflower blooms at heights of 4-6 inches under optimum growing conditions in home gardens.
How To Cultivate Hepatica Perennials
The Hepatica perennial prefers mostly shaded areas and moist soil conditions with above-average nutrients. Hepatica can succeed in relatively dry soil in primarily shady spaces.
Home gardening enthusiasts would be well served to draft a shade gardening design with a designated space for their Hepatica perennial. The plant does not fare well when transplanted after setting down its root system. It can, however, be successfully divided shortly after the spring blooms appear or during early fall. Consider the following cultivation information when planting Hepatica.
- Sunlight: The plant thrives in full or partial shade.
- Soil Choices: Optimal soil conditions include clay or sandy types. The pH can range from neutral to alkaline to acidic. A Hepatica plant may tolerate lime in the soil as well.
- Water: The soil should remain relatively moist all year long.
- Blooming: Hepatica flowers can emerge during early, mid, or late spring, depending on the variety.
- Spread: The Hepatica perennial can spread approximately 4-6 inches.
- Growth: This perennial generally gets classified as a slow-growing perennial.
This popular perennial generally remains green throughout the year, prompting some to consider it an evergreen plant. In some cases, the plant can lose its leaves, and they typically reappear after the spring flowers emerge and create green tufts during the hot summer months.
Gardening enthusiasts often include the Hepatica perennial in gardens on sides of the homes that receive little sunlight, if any. The lovely low-height perennial also works seamlessly in traditional shade and rock gardens. Some employ Hepatica plants to complement shrubs or moss gardens in wooded parts of their property.
Select Hardy Hepatica Perennial For Your Shade Garden From Our TN Nursery
We hope this Hepatic overview proves useful as our community members continue to refine your landscapes. If you have shaded areas or defined gardens that would benefit from greenery and low-height flowers, this hardy option remains a popular solution. We have Hepatica plants available and carry a complete inventory of shade perennials. Please contact our TN nursery about Hepatica perennials or with any plant-related questions today.