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DESCRIPTION: A popular coarse groundcover plant with large, succulent leaves which develop hints of color in fall; showy pink flowers in spring; best where its large foliage can be put to good use in the landscape.
BOTANICAL NAME: Bergenia cordifolia
OTHER NAMES: Giant Rockfoil, Largeleaf Saxifrage, Pigsqueak
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 45 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 60 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to full shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Deep pink
FLOWERING TIME: Late spring to early summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Leathery deep green heart-shaped leaves that take on bright red or bronze coloring in autumn
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 2 ( Should survive up to -42.8° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attractive Foliage, Border, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easily Divided
Heartleaf Bergenia features unusual spikes of fuchsia flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid spring. Its attractive large succulent round leaves emerge burgundy in spring, turning forest green in colour. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous burgundy in the fall.
Heartleaf Bergenia is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced garden composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Heartleaf Bergenia is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Heartleaf Bergenia will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. It can be propagated by division.
This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.