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 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.