Hepatica nobilis var. obtusa
Scientific Name Pronounciation:
hep-AT-ih-kuh no-BEEL-ee-us ob-TUS-sa
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
6-9 in. H X 6-9 in. W
Blue to lavender to white; 6 petaled star shaped
Bloom Time Notes:
Late Winter to early Spring
Evergreen; three rounded lobes; turns burgundy-brown in winter; leaves often have lighter color markings.
Supports early pollinators
Rich or rocky wooded slopes; ravines; mossy banks; ledges; usually acid soil.
Division of clumps; seed
Sun or Shade:
Round-lobe Hepatica (Hepatica nobilis var. obtusa) grows in shade to partial shade; best in humus-y, medium-wet, well-drained soil; needs to be consistently moist; may self-seed in optimum conditions. One of the earliest wildflowers to bloom; evergreen foliage provides winter interest when not covered by heavy leaf cover.
Other Common Names: Round-Lobed Liverleaf
Other Scientific Names: Anemone americana, Anemone hepatica, Hepatica hepatica, Hepatica triloba, Hepatica americana