Besides white, I saw various shades of blue-purple and pink, often growing right next to each other, so I don’t think the pH of the soil caused the different colors. They were more likely genetic variations.I am reassured that, once I find a source for it, Hepatica acutiloba will do well here.
Almost a month after I visited Tennessee, I walked down our country road to the same general area where I had seen trilliums and other spring ephemerals in abundance last year, and discovered hepaticas growing there as well. I must have visited this area too late to see them last year.
Every spring offers another chance to undo the damage done by winter and finally get the garden right.
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