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