Hacquetia epipactis

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hacquetia (hak-KWEE-tee-uh) (Info)
Species: epipactis (ep-ih-PAK-tiss) (Info)
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Water Requirements:

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Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade


Provides Winter Interest

Foliage Color:

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under 6 in. (15 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Where to Grow:

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Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Seattle, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 2, 2004, Howard_C from St John's, NL wrote:

We brought a specimen of Hacquetia back from Vancouver to Newfoundland many years ago, and are very pleased with it. It's an interesting contrast to the spring bulbs that flower at the same time. We've increased it by division, but it increases slowly and is not invasive.


On May 27, 2004, MN_Darren from Saint Paul, MN wrote:

This difficult to find plant is excellent for cold climates like Minnesota. It is a very early bloomer--along with Hepatica and Snow Crocus. The flowers are chartreuse bracts, and come out of the ground first in Spring, followed by the dark green leaves. When it's blooming in Spring, it is a big attention getter. At the end of bloom, the bracts darken and stems elongate, which helps hoist the seeds just beyond the radius of the cluster. It spreads slowly from the roots and reseeds quite well. Young plants can be moved easily. Our healthiest clump is almost ten years old, and it is in deciduous shade (Spring sun, Summer shade.) The foliage is very tough, and has an appearance not unlike Hellebore, and the bract flowers are vaguely similar to anemone. Seed ripens quickly after polli... read more