Bergenia ciliata

fuzzy-leaved bergenia

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Outstanding Qualities

Large fuzzy, oval green leaves are the distinctive feature of this superb perennial. In springtime clusters of pastel pink flowers top stout stalks above the 12 to 14 inch long leaves. In colder climes the foliage will be deciduous while in warmer areas they are semi-evergreen.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: clumping perennial

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 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, fuzzy green foliage with pastel pink flowers in spring

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.