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BERGENIA (EDEN SERIES)

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Family

Saxifragaceae

Botanical Name

BERGENIA( EDEN SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Eden Bergenia

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General Description

Eden Series Bergenia is a group of a clump forming evergreen perennials with large, rounded, toothed, dark green leathery leaves with red undersides. Small, nodding, pink to magenta, cup-shaped flowers appear in loosely arranged groups on upright fleshy stems in mid to late spring. The foliage turns to red in autumn. (At the limits of its cold hardiness, the foliage may die back then re-emerge at the end of bloom cycle.) Plants included in the Eden Series are the cultivars 'Eden's Magic Giant' and the red-edged 'Eden's Dark Margin'.

This perennial prefers sun or part shade and protection from extreme drying winds. It thrives in a cool soil that has good drainage. Unlike many woodland plants, bergenia is said to be deer- and rabbit-resistant. Plant bergenia in a dappled sun location at the edge of a wooded border in combination with hostas and ferns or as an addition to a rock garden.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    12"-16" / 30.5cm - 40.6cm (16)

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm (24)

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Late Spring

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink, Magenta

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green, Dark Red

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green, Dark Red

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green, Burgundy, Dark Red

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Burgundy, Dark Red

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Alpine, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No