Bergenia cordifolia

heart-leaved bergenia

  • © - Christian Hummert

  • © - Rasbak

Outstanding Qualities

Clusters of pink to rose colored bell-shaped flowers top stout stalks in springtime. The leaves can be up to 10 inches long by 8 inches wide and, in wintertime, they are often burnished with a bronze coloring. The beautiful glossy green, oval foliage is perfect in rockeries or amongst fine-leaved companions.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: clumping perennial

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 1 ft. 6 in. (0.46 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 4 in. (0.40 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8

Flower Color: pink

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to open shade

Water Requirements: occasional watering in shade or regular watering in full sun

Seasonal Interest: bold, glossy green foliage with pink flowers in springtime

Wildlife Associations: bees

Culture Notes
Plant in full sun and water regularly or in light to open shade and water occasionally during the dry season. Bergenia will grow well in most soil types as long as they are well-drained.