This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This pretty American plant, Hepatica triloba, or Silverwort, is very popular in England as an early spring flower. The Gardener's Record says: "There is now, says the Garden, in great beauty at the Hale Farm Nurseries large quantities of H. triloba, the flowers of which exhibit a remarkable diversity in point of color, varying as they do from pure white to the deepest blue, and to the richest crimson. No prettier plants for spring flowering could be chosen than these, as their culture is so easy that they thrive almost anywhere. A bed containing a large number of plants recently imported direct from their native habitat strikingly exemplified the great variation in the tints of the flowers, though they are regarded as not permanent".