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Bergenia cordifolia 'Winterglow'

Heartleaf Bergenia
  • Plant Type:
  • Ground Cover, Perennial
  • Evergreen-Deciduous:
  • Evergreen
  • Overall Mature Size:
  • Small
  • Mature Height & Spread :
  • 6-12" x 12-15"
  • Natural Growth Habit:
  • Spreading, Clumping
  • Native To:
  • Asia
  • Exposure:
  • Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Water:
  • Medium Water
  • Flower Color:
  • Pink
  • Bloom Time:
  • Spring
  • Special Features:
  • Cold Hardy, Fall Color, Intermountain Conditions, Seacoast Conditions, Shade Tolerant
  • Container Sizes:
  • #1
  • Sunset Garden Zones:
  • 1-9, 12-24


The large leathery leaves and rising flower stalks topped with tiny hat-like flowers of Bergenia cordifolia look like something out of a Victorian storybook.  Add to that the brilliant bronze/red kissed leaves of the ‘Winterglow’ variety, and a finer groundcover for shade can be hard to come by.  Bergenia cordifolia prefers moist humus rich soil, but will tolerate dryness once established.  Bergenia will spread slowly by rhizomes, and looks striking in a dedicated bed, or interspersed with Hostas, smaller ferns and Hellebores.