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Hacquetia epipactis AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Alpine/Rockery or Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Green and Yellow in Spring and Winter

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

Up to 10 cm

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

hacquetia

Family

Apiaceae


Hacquetia is a rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial with palmately lobed leaves developing after the flowers, which are tiny, yellow, in dense umbels surrounded by a collar of yellow-green bracts

H. epipactis is a perennial forming a compact clump of glossy leaves, preceded by tight heads of tiny yellow flowers within rosettes of toothed, oblong, yellow-green bracts

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained neutral to acid soil in partial shade. Suitable for a woodland garden

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed, division in spring or root cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Rock Garden or Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free