In this Gardener's HQ guide, we'll explore cultivating Hacquetia plants in your garden, indoor spaces, and other settings.
The Hacquetia genus consists of a single member, Hacquetia epipactis, which is commonly known as Thorow-wax, though it's often simply referred to as Hacquetia. Do not confuse with Sanicula epipactis, the Sanicle or Wood Sanicle.
It grows from about 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 inches) in height, making it ideal for use in the rock garden.
Hacquetia epipactis by Rictor Norton & David Allen.
Hacquetia flowers at the death of winter through the beginning of spring.
It carries a yellow flower, and unusually, this will appear before the leaves do.
Hacquetia seeds should be sown fresh in the autumn on the soil surface.
They can grow in both shady and sunny areas of the garden, and prefer soil that is moist yet has good drainage.
You can start to grow Hacquetia plants indoors first, but this requires a little work. The seeds should be imbibed in moist soil, put in a black bin bag, and refrigerated for 3 weeks.
The seeds should then be sown in flats and kept at about 13 degrees Centigrade (55°F). Germination can take anything from one to six months.
Once you have grown some Hacquetia plant seedlings, they can be put out into the garden before the last frost of spring. Use a a spacing of about 25 cm (10 inches).
If you require more Hacquetia plants, then they can be divided in the spring time.
Spring is also a good time to supply mulch to the Hacquetia plant to help keep the roots cool in the summer.
The Hacquetia genus is small and contains only a single species known as Hacquetia epipactis.
Yes, Hacquetia epipactis is often used as a groundcover plant in shaded garden areas due to its attractive early spring flowers and lush foliage.
As the Hacquetia genus contains only one species, Hacquetia epipactis is the species most frequently grown by gardeners.
No, it is not known for having a fragrance.
Hacquetia plants prefer shaded or partially shaded areas with well-drained, moist soil.
Currently, Hacquetia is not listed as an invasive species in the USA.
Hacquetia can be removed simply by digging up the plant, ensuring to remove all roots to prevent regrowth.
Hacquetia is a small, perennial genus belonging to the Apiaceae family. It is native to the mountainous regions of Central Europe. Plants can be recognized from their unique flower clusters. This plant genus usually consists of only a single species, Hacquetia epipactis, but a few other species are sometimes included in it by botanists.
To cultivate Hacquetia, plant in early spring or fall in a shaded to partially shaded location with well-drained, moist soil. It is cold hardy, and much prefers cooler conditions. The plant requires regular watering but ensure the soil is not waterlogged. Propagation is generally through division in the spring.