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  • Hepatica americana is a small, low-growing herbaceous plant that belongs to the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae. It typically reaches a height of about 10-20 centimeters (4-8 inches). The plant has three-lobed, hairy leaves that emerge from the base of the plant. The leaves are usually green but can sometimes have a purplish or reddish tinge.
  • Flowers: The plant produces delicate, solitary flowers that emerge in early spring, usually before the leaves fully develop. The flowers have five to twelve petals, which can range in color from white to pale lavender or blue. The petals are typically veined and can vary in shape and size, depending on the individual plant. Hepatica flowers are pollinated by early spring insects.
  • Habitat and Distribution: Hepatica americana is native to eastern North America, including regions such as eastern Canada, the northeastern United States, and the Appalachian Mountains. It is commonly found in moist, deciduous woodlands, shaded slopes, and rocky areas. The plant prefers well-drained, humus-rich soil.
  • Cultivation: Hepatica americana can be cultivated in a garden setting. It prefers partial shade and well-drained soil rich in organic matter. The plant is best propagated through division or from seeds, which require a period of cold stratification before germination. Once established, Hepatica americana requires minimal maintenance and can add beauty to shaded areas of the garden.
  • SPREAD 25-30 CM
  • HEIGHT 7-10 CM 

Care Instructions

Different plants have different watering needs. Check the soil moisture by inserting your finger about an inch into the soil. If it feels dry, water the plant until the water drains from the bottom of the pot. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.

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