heart-leaf arnica (Arnica cordifolia)

heart-shaped green leaves beneath bright yellow ray flowers with yellow centers

heart-leaf arnica


Common name: heart-leaf arnica
Botanical name: Arnica cordifolia

Light: Full to partial shade
Height: 6 – 16 inches
Water: moderate
Soil type: moist well-drained humus rich soil

Perennial wildflower with heart-shaped leaves and a profusion of 1-2.5″ yellow ray flowers in early summer; forms a loose carpet of cheery bright flowers in shady, moist areas


  • numerous yellow ray flowers among green heart-shaped leaves
    a profusion of flowers - great ground-cover in a shady location