Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: part-shade, shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: neutral, rich, average, loam, sand
Bloom Time: March, April
Bloom Color: white, pink, lavender
Leaf Color: green, purple, multi-color
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: clumping, colonizing, fall interest, ornamental foliage, rock garden plant, shade garden plant
Pricing & Availability
Hepatica nobilis var. obtusaAlso known as:
Anemone americana, Anemone hepatica, Hepatica americana, Hepatica hepatica, Hepatica triloba var. americana
The anemone-shaped flowers of the roundlobed hepatica may be pink or lavender, sometimes even white. They appear in early spring, on a single hairy stalk no more than 8" tall, well before the first leaves. As the common name suggests, it has round, lobed leaves. Foliage is very attractive with soft purple veins and remains evergreen, dying back in late winter before the first blooms appear.
Hepatica nobilis var. obtusa is found in the moist undergrowth of upland deciduous forests, more commonly with northern exposures where the plants will remain cool during summer. It is easy to grow in average soils and is tolerant of dryer woodland conditions. It is slow to spread, and can be used very effectively in shaded rock gardens where fall and winter interest might otherwise be lacking. Blooms in early spring, March or April. Zones 3-8
Best left undisturbed. Groups of several offshoots may be separated from mature plants in fall. Moist, cold stratification is required when propagating from collected seeds.
Almost identical to the Hepatica nobilis var. acuta, it my be distinguished by its rounded leaves and deeper colored flowers.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: FL
- Special Concern: RI
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