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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships Year Round|
Hardy Planting Zone: Zones 3-9
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Usually lavender or white, sometimes pink
Height at Maturity: 4 to 6 in.
Soil Type Preferred: Well-drained, moist, acidic soil
Sun or Shade: Partial to full shade
Hepatica plants are members of the buttercup family and are native to North America, Europe, and Asia.
Hepatica's common name is a reference to how its leaves resemble the human liver. When flowers begin to bloom in the spring, hepatica is one of the more recognizable and is considered to be a signature wildflower.
Each hepatica flower grows from one individual stem and can contain anywhere from 6 to 20 petals, depending on the plant variety.
Flowers are usually lavender color, sometimes pink. White variations of the flower are usually seen in the southern United States. When blooming, hepatica gives off a pleasant scent which is described as being very reminiscent of spring. In terms of leaves, they are typically a dark green color and possess tiny little hairs that are soft to the touch. During winter, hepatica leaves begin to turn much darker.
As hepatica is mostly seen in damp, heavily forested areas in the wild, similar conditions are best when growing them in a garden setting. Hepatica can be transplanted rather easily, but it's best to leave it relatively undisturbed in a shady spot under trees, where the soil is rich with nutrients. Slightly acidic soil with proper drainage is preferable, although hepatica is well-known for its ability to withstand overly-wet conditions better than most plants.
Hepatica plants are self-pollinating perennials. Even though it might not be needed, hepatica flowers are a great way to attract common pollinators like butterflies and bees to a garden setting as well as other animal life.