• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage reaches 1 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide; flower stalks to over 1 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Year-round Interest
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ber-GEN-ee-a kor-di-FOH-lee-uh
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Foliage reaches 1 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide; flower stalks to over 1 ft. tall.
    Special features:Easy Care, 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.
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Ligularia (Ligularia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in moist, humus-rich soils, but adaptable to most well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil; tolerates dry shade. Remove spent blooms for a tidy appearance. Prune away old foliage as new leaves emerge.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.

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