One of the first of the spring wildflowers to emerge! Pink, white or purple blossoms appear on fuzzy, 4-6 in. stems. New leaves grow from ground level on their own hairy stems and appear after the flowers have blossomed. Leaves are evergreen until the following spring. Flowers close during rainy days and at night when pollination is less likely to occur.
Needs consistently moist soils which do not dry out. May self-seed in optimum growing conditions.
Attracts bees and beneficial insects.
The main difference between round lobed and sharp lobed hepatica is in the shape of their leaves.
Height: 0.5-0.75 ft.
Spread: 0.5-0.75 ft.
Bloom time: March
Sun: part shade
photo credit: Jason Hollinger