Bergenia cordifolia

Bergenia cordifolia

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries
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(Bergenia cordifolia)
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Genus:  Bergenia
This plant is noted for its beautiful bronze fall foliage. Its leaves are rounded to heart-shaped and sometimes puckered, growing to about 12 inches. It bears pink to rose-red flowers on red stalks in late winter to early spring.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Useful in woodland or shady beds.
Propagation:  Divide clumps or root rhizomes in spring or autumn every 3 to 5 years. Root young rhizomes in sand or in soil.
Problems:  Sometimes affected by fungal leaf spot and rhizome rot. Weevils, slugs, snails, caterpillars and foliar nematodes.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Late Winter,
Spring,
Winter
Flower Color
Pink Flower,
Red Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Shade,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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