Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full to partial shade
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Foliage to 1 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide, flower stalks to over 1 ft.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Year-round Interest
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Botanical Pronunciation:ber-GEN-ee-a kor-di-FOH-lee-uh
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Foliage to 1 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide, flower stalks to over 1 ft.
Special features:Year-round Interest
Foliage color:Dark Green
Blooms:Spring
Flower color:Purplish-pink
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Garden styleCottage
Design IdeasSince the eighteenth century, bergenias have been planted in masses at the base of statues and fountains due to their dense growth and interesting leaves. A natural tolerance of wet ground due to their origins in saturated soils of Siberia may have led to their popular connection to water features. Ever since they have been favored for edging walkways, lawns and anywhere a dense perimeter of low growing plants is desired. The large flat leaves make a great tool for contrasting against feathery or lacy foliage in woodland and shaded borders. It has also found a home in rock gardens They are exceptional packed into classical pots as a dense clump of uniquely textured foliage.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full to partial shade
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.