This plant is the bulbs only. Will bloom th following Spring after planting.
Climate Zone: 3 to 8
Mature Height: 0.5 to 0.75 Feet
Mature Width: 0.5 to 0.75 Feet
Sunlight: PrefersPartial Sun to Partial Shade
Soil Conditions: Prefers Moist Well-drained Soil
Botanical Name: Hepatica americana
Hepatica also goes by the name Liverleaf and Liverwort. It grows from Canada to the southern states of the United States. It is a very small perennial, but the colors and look from it make it worth it. It is a very small perennial only growing to less than a foot and has the same width. This plant needs to be planted in moist soil. When the soil gets too dry the growth stops and the plant will start to turn brown and die. If the soil is moist and the plant gets the right mixture of sun it will expand itself and come back year after year. Each year that it comes back it will be thicker and wider. This plant is good for beginners because it needs no maintenance.
Sharp Lobed Hepatica is seen growing along woodland slopes and areas where other plants may not grow. It looks close to a buttercup. It has many medicinal uses. It can be used to help with colds, coughs, cramps, pregnancy pains and joint pains. The blooms are tiny and white. The petals look close to a star shape. This perennial has a slight smell. Although this plant is used for medicinal purposes if it is ingested in large portions it can be deadly.