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Bergenia purpurascens
Bergenia purpurascens
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Bergenia purpurascens

Winter-red Bergenia

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.105.400

Bergenia are incredibly hardy, and reliably evergreen throughout nearly the entire continent. This species has loose spikes of bright magenta-purple flowers held above large green leaves. Backs of leaves are tinged with red. Excellent deep-red fall and winter colour. Good for planting as a groundcover around shrubs, but also for edging and in tubs or mixed containers. Remove flowers spikes after blooming is finished. Plants should seldom need it, but may be moved or divided in spring or fall.

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Bergenia purpurascens

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate