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botanical name:
Hepatica nobilis
Hepatica nobilis © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ranunculaceae
characteristics: perennial, semi-evergreen
height: 0.10m
width: 0.15m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: green
flower colour: mauve
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 8
Small semi-evergreen dome of rounded 3-lobed leaves, silkily hairy and tinted purple underneath. Flower appear in early spring before the leaves fully develop, varying in colour from white, pink, blue or bluish-purple.

Moist, well-drained, humus-rich neutral to alkaline soil in part-shade. Resents transplanting once established. Mulch with leaf-mould in autumn.

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