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Bergenia cordifolia

Bergenia cordifolia

ber-GEN-ee-ah kor-dih-FOE-lee-ah

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 CharacteristicsUseful in woodland or shady beds.

PropagationDivide clumps or root rhizomes in spring or autumn every 3 to 5 years. Root young rhizomes in sand or in soil.

ProblemsSometimes affected by fungal leaf spot and rhizome rot. Weevils, slugs, snails, caterpillars and foliar nematodes.

  • Genus : Bergenia
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Bloom Time : Early Spring, Late Winter, Spring, Winter
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink, Red
  • Uses : Shade
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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