One of the more unusual perennials is the Hacquetia epicactus, It forms a tight dense mound of green foliage, heavily lobed leaves, and this in itself is an attractive addition to a shady part of the garden. When it flowers, they open a yellow colour, and this is early in spring.
If you like woodland plants, or have a shaded position in a courtyard, then this is a great choice for a low maintenance plant that is a ‘little different’. If you are lucky, you might find a variegated form as well, this one is called Hacquetia epicactus ‘Thor’, white and grey geeen foliage.
A rare and unusual shade loving perennial that thrive in a moist position. Hacquetia epicactus is an excellent little ground cover for a corner in the garden. Green flowers with yellow centres. The flower bract themselves then turn to a mid to light green and last well through summer in good conditions.
Hacquetia epicactus require an humus rich moist shaded position to do well. Best planted an left to ‘do its own thing’ as it does not like to be disturbed.
- Height – Will reach around 30 cm in height.
- Spread – Will form a clump around 30 cm across.
- Position – Light shade
- Soil – Humus rich moist.
- Foliage Mid green,
- Flowers – Yellow.
- Flowering period – spring.
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