Bergenia Cordifolia Purpurea

Bergenia cordifolia Purpurea

A recurring plant in Gertude Jekylls garden designs, Bergenia is a useful evergreen perennial, in winter and spring wiry stems erupt from the foliage with cerise pink flowers.

Bergenia is a genus belonging to the Saxifragaceae family, also known as Elephants Ears owing to the large leathery shape of the leaves. A very popular choice with garden designers Bergenia Cordifolia Purpurea is a particularly good choice of evergreen ground cover plant, owing to its wide and varied show of both flowers and foliage during spring summer and most particularly the winter months.

The large green leaves which have purplish hues in winter, are the perfect backdrop for the tall wiry reddish stemmed cerise-pink blooms that appear late winter and early spring. This tough spectacular architectural plant will benefit any garden providing both colour and points of interest wherever planted.


Bergenia Cordifolia Purpurea

  • in 2 litre pots

  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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Bergenia Cordifolia Purpurea is hardy and easy to grow and tolerant of any soil. Growing in poor soil may stunt the growth a little but can enhance the winter colour making them even more dramatic and outstanding. They are forgiving of wide temperature changes from very cold freezing climates to very warm. It will grow in full sun or partial shade bringing colour and life to those less forgiving areas. The Bergenia will reach an ultimate height of approximately 1.5 metres taking about 5 years to do so. The plants are clump forming and will gently spread from about 0.5 metres to 1 metre filling out nicely in herbaceous borders.

As with all pot plants there is the lack of root disturbance means you can plant at any time of the year. If the plants have arrived and you find that it is not convenient to plant straightaway then just keep watered and plant when timing is not an issue. If you would like any further information or assistance about our potted Bergenia Cordifolia Purpurea, do not hesitate to ring one of our team who will be more than happy to help.

Delivery is free for most orders above our free delivery thresholds, these are displayed above our prices in the product listings and summarized below. If you don’t need that many plants it’s not a problem, you can choose to pay our delivery charge and only order what you need.

Delivery is convenient – no signature is required so you don’t need to wait in, we will leave your parcel in the safe place that you nominate.

Delivery is fast – because we pick orders daily from our own growing beds your plants only travel the small hop to our packing shed before being sent to you, they are usually delivered within 3-7 days.

Delivery is reliable
– we have been selling and delivering Hedging Plants to our customers nationwide since 1992. We have a lot of experience in packing them safely and only use tried and tested delivery partners.

Smaller Plants (Parcel Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
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Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£24.00

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Tall Plants 2.5m+ (Specialist Delivery)

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Exceptions to our delivery charges are Scottish Highland and Isle of Wight delivery areas where we need to charge a little extra to cover the cost of deliveries to these outlying areas. We don’t currently delivery to other offshore addresses including Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

Tall plants over 2.5 metres have to be delivered by our own specialised transport, our delivery area is limited to mainland England and Wales only.

Please note there is a minimum order value of £50 for orders containing smaller plants and £250 for orders containing heavier plants

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