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Lori S.
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Hepatica

Liverleafs are among the first flowers of spring here, and are justifiably popular. As you can see, the foliage can take quite a beating here in more open areas (even despite having snow cover last winter ???).
Here are a few, to get things started:
1 - 4) Hepatica transylvanica
5, 6) Hepatica nobilis (I find it very hard to capture the rich blue-purple of the flowers in photos - these are about as close as I've come.)
7, 8 ) Hepatica nobilis 'Rubra Plena'

Hoy
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Liverleafs are among the spring bloomers I always look for when I can. It is common many places where I have my summer cabin.
You are right, Lori, it is diffucult to capture the blue color - the wild populations have many different blue hues and red and white too.
Here are some of the color types.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Boland
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Great displays!  I think mine have been crowded out by my rather vigorous Skimmia!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Michael J Campbell
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More sunshine today,

Hepatica nobilis pink
Hepatica nobilis pink
Hepatica Japonica pink
Hepatica nobilis pyrenaica snowstorm
Hepatica nobilis blue
Hepatica transsilvanica
Hepatica japonica Sakuragari
Hepatica japonica Sakuragari
Hepatica transsilvanica Mrs Elison Spence
Hepatica japonica Akane

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

http://www.facebook.com/michael.j.campbell.395

Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/michaelJcampbell63

Hoy
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A great display, Michael 8)
The leaves of no 4 is awesome!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

WimB
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Michael,

a fantastic show. I love 'Akane' especially. Is it really that red?

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

Michael J Campbell
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Wim,it is a darker red than the pic shows but I can't get the camera to pick the true colour.

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

http://www.facebook.com/michael.j.campbell.395

Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/michaelJcampbell63

Paul T
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Beautiful Hep pics everyone.  So nice to be reminded of what a couple of mine will look like in Spring (well not those colours, but you know what I mean), unlike the rather tatty nature of them at the moment.  ;D  I love the intense pinks and red, and of course the doubles/semi-doubles.

Thanks to Michael, Tron and Lori!  8)

Cheers.

Paul T.
Canberra, Australia.
Min winter temp -8 or -9°C. Max summer temp 40°C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

Michael J Campbell
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A few for today.

Hepatica japonica x 2
Hepatica nobilis x 2

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

http://www.facebook.com/michael.j.campbell.395

Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/michaelJcampbell63

Paul T
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I love the contrasts in that first Japonica, Michael.  Great with the lavender with the dark stamens.

Cheers.

Paul T.
Canberra, Australia.
Min winter temp -8 or -9°C. Max summer temp 40°C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

AmyO
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Wow! Such rich, saturated colors! I bought 2 from Ellen Hornig last year with very strongly variegated leaves...can't wait to see them in bloom.

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

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