Hepatica americana 'Ashwood Marbles'


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An English selection of a North American species, shared with us by our dear friend and renowned Hepatica grower, breeder, and expert, John Massey of Ashwood Nurseries.  It is impossible to think of John without a liberal sprinkling of "exquisite" permeating the thought train and this includes reflections on Hepatica americana 'Ashwood Marble'.  The trilobed rounded leaves are exquisitely (see how that happens?) patterned with a base color of greenish pewter divided by muted chocolate-purple ragged peninsulas.  Delightfully small-scale, the petite soft lavender flowers with white anthers are profusely borne.  Great under deciduous trees and the species is also found on shaded rock outcrops in the wild.  John's book "My World of Hepaticas", is simply put, exquisite.


Plant Type

  • Perennial / Bulb

Mature Size

Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 4a (-30 °F)
  • Zone 4b (-25 °F)
  • Zone 5a (-20 °F)
  • Zone 5b (-15 °F)
  • Zone 6a (-10 °F)
  • Zone 6b (-5 °F)
  • Zone 7a (0 °F)
  • Zone 7b (5 °F)
  • Zone 8a (10 °F)
  • Zone 8b (15 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Shade

Water Needs

  • Moist
  • Moderate

Bloom Time

  • Spring