The Bergenia can also be planted in pots on a patio, roof terrace or balcony. But it does well in the garden too. Plant the Bergenia in partial shade. Make sure that the plant is given sufficient water to keep the soil moist.
The plant is grown organically. In other words, no chemical pesticides have been used to grow the plant. For a healthy garden!
|Latin name:||Bergenia cordifolia 'Erioca'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||March - May|
|Growing Height:||30 - 40 cm|
|Planting distance:||20 - 30 cm|
Bergenia cordifolia will thrive in the garden. Before planting, prepare a wide hole and loosen the soil with a fork. Improve poor soil with a mix of garden compost and granulated cow manure. Plant the heartleaf bergenia at the correct depth with the top of the root ball just below soil level. Fill the hole with soil, heel well in and water immediately.
Bergenia cordifolia will flourish in sun or part shade in humus rich, fairly moist soil.
Planting bergenia cordifolia with other plants
Bergenia cordifolia is a terrific spring flowering plant that growsand flowers in part shade too. Will look lovely alongside Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding hearts), Mellitis (Bastard Balm) or Euphorbia. Mix those cheerful little pink flowers with late flowering tulips perhaps? Or a shrub like the Deutzia.
Bergenia cordifolia is an easily grown perennial that will give years of pleasure! Do ensure that the soil retains moisture and does not dry out. In priniciple, this is more or less an evergreen plant but the foliage will brown in severe winters. This hardy plant will then reflourish in the spring and will soon be covered with pretty flowers.
Bergenia cordifolia is one of the most popular or all spring flowering plants. the pretty leaves are a shiny green and the pink flowers appear in April and May - if the winter was mild, they may even flower as early as March. The leaves are heart-shaped (hence the Latin 'cordifolia'). The rhizomes do not spread too quickly so the plant will not take over and become invasive.
Bergenia is classified under Saxifragaceae and was recently given a new name. Officially it is now called Bergenia crassifolia but is of course still known under the old name of Bergenia cordifolia.