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a.k.a. Heart Leaf Bergenia and Pig Squeak

Bergenia crassifolia syn. B. cordifolia

Vigorous, low growing evergreen perennials with leathery, glossy, dark green leaves grow to 6 inches tall. From March to May graceful, nodding clusters of attractive flowers are produced on strong, 12-18 inch stalks. Bergenia plants are tough, easy to grow ground covers for edging borders or paths. Winter hardy to zone 3.

Red Beauty Bergenia crassifolia with carmine-rose spring flowers above large, glossy, dark green leaves. PR02425

RED BEAUTY Bergenia Seeds

Brilliant carmine-rose flowers.
nicely with
'Marvelous Marble' Coral Bells.

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How to Plant BERGENIA Seeds

Sow Bergenia seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 70-75° F., germination is uneven over a period of 3-6 weeks. Transplant into the garden 18 inches apart.
Comments: Bergenia plants prefer part sun in warm climates, full sun where summers are mild. Excellent ground cover and container plants. Bergenia tolerates poor soil and little to moderate water. More flowers, better appearance in fertile soil with regular water. Bergenia plants are evergreen in all but coldest climates. Cut back once per year to keep growth neat and compact. Divide when clumps become crowded. Bergenias are rabbit and deer resistant plants.

Bergenia crassifolia syn. B. cordifolia blooms. Published in 1858.