Hepatica - Anemone Hepatica
Hepatica is a semi-deciduous woodland plant, which means that it loses its foliage only for a short period during the process of new leaf formation. It grows in five to eight hardiness zones, in partial shade, usually sheltered by large trees which provide enough sunshine in spring and shadow during hot summer days. During summer and dry season, it is necessary to water it frequently. It can reach a mature height of up to 6 inches, which is also the maximum spread of one plant as well. Hepatica is a slow-growing plant which prefers well-drained, nutritious and slightly acidic soil with a lot of moisture. It is characterized as non-aggressive, non-invasive, deer resistant wildflower that’s native to Europe and Japan. When it comes to landscaping, it is best to plant it somewhere where you can enjoy its bloom early in the spring. The best place to plant it is behind big rocks and boulders, or large tree trunks where it will grow into the carpet of incredibly beautiful flowers. Hepatica has delicate, vibrant flowers with six petals which are primarily blue, however, the plant can also produce them in pink, white and violet. The plant is dark green color, with foliage close to the ground, above which stem with a flower is erected. Hepatica grows individually, or in large groups, and it doesn't compete well with other nearby plants. Until the beginning of the 19th century, Hepatica was planted in gardens and parks across Europe, but it was also used in medicine due to its health benefits. It is a unique plant that will make your garden stand out from the rest. It requires minimal care and maintenance, so it is perfect beginner gardeners and landscapers.
They grow in areas that have mildly acidic soils but can adapt to other types. They look gorgeous when they are in bloom and displays beautiful flowers that can show up in purple, blue or pink. They normally bloom in the early part of summer and also attract butterflies to flower gardens and natural areas. They grow to become healthy plants.