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Lori S.
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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 transylvanica5, 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 pinkHepatica nobilis pinkHepatica Japonica pinkHepatica nobilis pyrenaica snowstormHepatica nobilis blueHepatica transsilvanicaHepatica japonica SakuragariHepatica japonica SakuragariHepatica transsilvanica Mrs Elison SpenceHepatica 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 BoensWingene 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 2Hepatica 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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