Bergenia are incredibly hardy, and reliably evergreen throughout nearly the entire continent. An improvement on previous forms with more purple-burgundy "elephant ear" leaves than the Bressingham Ruby. This selection forms a low clump of bold, wavy green leaves, which turn a stunning beet-red shade during winter. Stems of vivid magenta-purple flowers rise above the shiny foliage in mid spring. The winter leaves are a valuable addition to cut flower bouquets. Most effective when mass planted or used as an edging along a walkway. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, in both sun or part shade. Easily divided in spring or early fall.
Sun Exposure: full sun to part shade, ideal in sites with morning sun or all day light shade.
Soil type: most
Soil PH: all
Soil Moisture: average to moist
Care level: Easy (clean up old leaves in spring)
Flower color: magenta-purple
Bloom time: Spring
Foliage Color: waxy green, turning red in winter.
Uses and Characteristics: Good Texture/Form, Attracts Butterflies, Border, Containers, Deer and Rabbit Resistant, Edging, Evergreen, Groundcover. Massed, Woodland
Flower head size: large
Height: 30-45 cm (12-18”)
Spread: 45-60 cm (18-23”)
Growth Rate: Slow.Propagation: By division. They can stay in the same place for many years.
Bergenia Cordifolia Eroica Pig-Squeak or Elephant Ears, Zones 2-9
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