Hepatica Study Group

Since our Northwestern Chapter was founded in1934, many members have been charmed by Hepatica and have grown and treasured these little flowers that bloom in the late winter. 

 

In the fall of 2013 at our annual banquet, some good friends and members of the Northwestern Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society (NWNARGS) who admired Hepatica decided to found our study group. The following spring, the first meeting was held, and since then we meet several times a year to talk about Hepatica.

The NWNARGS Hepatica study group is a mix of serious amateurs and horticultural and nursery professionals who get together to study and share information about growing, propagating, and breeding Hepatica in the Pacific Northwest. Our activities include meetings, show and tell, garden tours, and plant and seed exchanges. We share enthusiasm, experience, and knowledge among members, while focusing on studying and understanding each species and its hybrids. We are also interested in conservation, exploration, and introduction of new forms.

Hepatica japonica Double

Double Japanese Hepatica grown from seed.

Photo by Saori Cretin

Hepatica japonica semi double

Semi Double Japanese Hepatica grown from seed.

Photo by Saori Cretin

Our group members also actively study Hepatica species from around the world. In Japan and more recently in Europe, enthusiasts and breeders have been selecting interesting forms and colors of their local hepatica species for horticultural interest. This is something that has yet to be done as much in the US with the North American species of sharp-lobed and round-lobed hepatica, and so one of our interests is to explore these species (H. acutiloba and H. americana) in more depth, especially since there are many interesting examples in nature to be found.

Here are some pictures of the wonderful Hepatica grown by our members as well as some scenes of our study group meetings. We welcome all NWNARGS chapter members to join us!

Our members are informed of details of individual meetings and events as their dates approach though email. If you are interested in more information, please contact Saori.

pictures from the hepatica study group

All photos © Saori Cretin unless otherwise credited.

Hepatica japonica sandan zaki
Hepatica nobilis var. pyrenaica new leaf
Hepatica japonica full double flower
H. acutiloba pink selection
H. acutiloba semi double form
Hepatica acutiloba Blue and White bicolor
How to divide Hepatica
Dividing and repotting Hepatica
Semi-Double Hepatica nobilis
Sharp-Lobed Hepatica selection
Hepatica propagation
Hepatica nobilis var acuta
Hepatica japonica
Hepatica nobilis ex'Prickel'
Hepatica nobilis ex 'Bavarian Blue'
Hepatica nobilis double
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica from seed
Hepatica cultivation
Multi-petaled Hepatica acutiloba
Very Dark Colored Hepatica
Dark red hepatica
Nidanzaki
Sandanzaki
Red nidan
Sandanzaki
Hepatica leaf propagation
Hepatica leaf cutting
Hepatica leaf cutting
Red hepatica
Hybrid Hepatica
Salmon pink hepatica
Hepatica 2017
Hepatica 2017
Hepatica maxima
Hepatica group meeting
Hepatica group meeting
Hepatica group meeting
Hepatica group meeting
Hepatica group meeting
H. nobilis winter leaf
Hepatica study meeting in Seattle
Hepatica nobilis
Hepatica japonica
Hepatica study meeting in Seattle
Hepatica acutiloba
Hepatica japonica
Hepatica acutiloba
Hepatica japonica
Hepatica japonica
Hepatica show and tell
Hepatica nobilis
Hepatica nobilis double
Hepatica nobilis
Hepatica nobilis
Hepatica transsilvanica
Hepatica japonica
Hepatica transsilvanica
Hepatica nobilis
Hepatica nobilis
Hepatica americana
Hepatica meeting 2015
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
2014 Hepatica study meeting
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica seedlings to share
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica study meeting in Seattle
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica acutiloba
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica meeting 2014
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica acutiloba maiden type
Hepatica acutiloba dark leaves
Hepatica nobilis double form
Hepatica acutiloba
Hepatica acutiloba
Hepatica japonica
Hepatica japonica
Hepatica japonica
Hepatica japonica
Hepatica seedlings
Hepatica japonica
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica in the Garden
Hepatica nobilis Semi-Double Form
Hepatica japonica
Hepatica nobilis ex 'Cremar'
Garden Hepatica
Hepatica japonica
Hepatica americana
Hepatica japonica
Hepatica seedlings
Hepatica americana
Hepatica bonsai-style
Hepatica japonica
Hepatica nobilis Semi-Double Form
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica in pot
Hepatica meeting 2014
Hepatica japonica
Hepatica americana
Hepatica meeting in Seattle
Hepatica nobilis
Hepatica nobilis double form
Hepatica japonica
Hepatica nobilis ex 'Cremar'
Hepatica nobilis
Hepatica japonica seedling
Hepatica meeting 2015
Hepatica japonica
Hepatica seedling box
Hepatica meeting 2015
Hepatica acutiloba Semi-Double Form
Hepatica acutiloba Semi-Double Form
Hepatica japonica seedlings
Hepatica nobilis
Hepatica 'Elison Spence'
Hepatica japonica
Hepatica americana
Hepatica japonica
Hepatica americana