Hepatica acutiloba 'Monroe Shocks'
Monroe Shocks Sharp-pointed Liverleaf
Item #: 11737
Zones: 6a to 9b, possibly much colder
Height: 4" tall
Culture: Light Shade
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 2.5" pot (7.9 fl. oz/233 ml) ?
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When we collected a division of this Hepatica acutiloba in Alabama's Monroe County in 2011, we had no idea what we'd just found. After growing it in our garden for several years, we were shocked to notice that it not only thrived in our summer heat and humidity, but it also never went summer or fall dormant like almost all of our other hepatica collections. In fact, when it flowered in spring, the year old leaves still looked great. Hepatica acutiloba 'Monroe Shocks' forms a 4" tall x 10" wide, vigorous mound of evergreen, trilobed, olive green leaves, each highlighted by a pattern of muted silver blotches. Starting in early March (NC), the clumps are topped with a multitude of 1" wide, six-petaled white flowers...great in the winter garden with hellebores. Our 2019 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction are seed-grown plants from our original collection...really special!