Saturday, September 18, 2010

Hepatica Semi-Evergreen Foliage

A charming benefit to the spring wildflower Hepatica is it's semi-evergreen. So while all those Trilliums, Bloodroot, Bleeding Hearts, Twin leaf, and so on have all died back, Hepatica still keeps it's foliage well into the winter. They are semi-evergreen though, so the leaves do die off by next spring. Semi-evergreen implies that it will still have leaves even after all the deciduous trees have dropped theirs'. So this is a good plant to spread around and possibly use to mark where other wildflowers are planted. Violets could also be used in this way but they can sometimes spread a little aggressively.

Just something to keep in mind what with all the insane deals out there on bulbs now.