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Bergenia cordifolia 'Purpurea’

Bergenia cordifolia 'Purpurea’


An evergreen, rhizomatous perennial with glossy deep green leaves that can take on a red / purple colour in the winter.  Fantastic bright magenta pink bell shaped flowers in clusters on red stems.  Great ground cover plant.  I think Bergenia's get a bad rap but I love them, this is planted at home in a big swathe around a stone water feature and they look great.

  • Common Name

    Elephant’s ear

  • Height and Spread

    0.5m x 1.0m

  • Cultivation

    Best grown in moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil in sun or partial shade. Dislikes hot, dry conditions but tolerates poor soil and exposed sites.

    Dead head and remove any leaves that have gone over to keep the plant looking fresh.  

    Division in spring of autumn

  • Additional information

    Bee friendly

  • Great For

    Coastal gardens, shade gardens, wildlife gardens, flower borders and ground cover

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