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Winterglow Heart-Leaved Bergenia

Bergenia cordifolia 'Winterglut'

A bold, low-growing rosette of large glossy, leathery, toothy, green leaves with showy stalks of small magenta flowers that emerge in early to late spring. Effective in shaded foreground plantings and borders. Cool fall weather turns the foliage a showy reddish bronze hue. An herbaceous perennial; may remain evergreen in mild winter regions.
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Full shade, Partial shade

Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationber-GEN-ee-uh kor-dih-FOH-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityFoliage reaches 1 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide; flower stalks to over 1 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeSpring
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding, Upright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Edging, Dry Shade, Ground Cover, Naturalized Areas
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Ligularia (Ligularia)

Thrives in moist, humus-rich soils, but adaptable to most well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish root system. Once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil; tolerates dry shade. Remove spent blooms for a tidy appearance. Remove old foliage as new leaves emerge.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

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