Bergenia cordifolia 'Winterglut'Item #2202 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
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This excellent low-growing perennial displays large glossy, dark green leaves in bold rosettes. Cool weather turns the evergreen foliage a showy reddish bronze hue, that holds through winter until spring. Magenta flower clusters emerge from early to late spring. Effective in shaded foreground plantings and borders.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.Average Landscape Size:Foliage reaches 1 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide; flower stalks to over 1 ft. tall.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ber-GEN-ee-a kor-di-FOH-lee-uhDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Foliage reaches 1 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide; flower stalks to over 1 ft. tall.Foliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:Purplish-pinkFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleCottageDesign 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)
- CareCare InformationThrives 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:Full shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.