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Heartleaf Bergenia


This evergreen perennial lends strong textural quality to borders and makes a bold ground cover under trees and alongside ferns. Glossy heart-shaped leaves with wavy toothed margins are displayed in bold rosettes. Rose-pink flower clusters on flower stalks are lovely spring accents. Effective in shaded foreground plantings and borders. Best in light shade with moderate to little water.

Bergenia cordifolia (Saxifraga c.)

Fruit Characteristics

Bark notes :Red flower stalks.

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Glossy, leathery

Leaf length : 12"

Leaf width : 8"

Leaf shape : Roundish heart-shaped; wavy toothed edges

Leaf color : Green

Flower Characteristics

Flower color :Pink

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 1-2 ft.

Average size maturity height : 1-2 ft.

Growth rate : Moderate

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -40 to -35 F( Z3a)

Sunset zone : 1-9, 14-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Shade

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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