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BERGENIA cordifolia 'Purpurea'
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Purplish foliage and red flower stems that carry fuchsia-pink flowers in spring, heartleaf bergenia selection 'Purpurea' is one of the prettiest. Cold hardy and semi-evergreen, it is native to the woodlands and rocky terrain of the Himalayas and Tibet. It is a clump-forming perennial with large, rounded, purplish dark green leathery leaves. In early spring it produces stout clusters of small, nodding flowers on deep red stems. Each blossom is a vibrant fuchsia pink and is cup-shaped. Its foliage turns wine red in autumn.
This perennial is best grown in partial sun to full shade and protection from harsh, drying winds. It thrives best in cool, fertile soil that has good drainage. Plant it in dappled sun at the edge of a wooded border or rock garden. It is a beautiful contrast to more finely textured or light green-foliaged plants.
8 - 1
3 - 8
A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
10"-20" / 25.4cm - 50.8cm (20)
Early Spring, Spring
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Alpine, Edging, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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