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Bergenia cordifolia Edens Dark Margin

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Bergenia cordifolia Edens Dark Margin Pigsqueak, Heart Leaf Bergenia, Pig Squeak, Elephant Ears,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers Clumping, Mat Forming, Rosette

Clump forming perennial with plump, rounded leaves with pink margins, turning burgundy over winter, adding colour and interest in colder months. Pink flowers appear on short stems from late winter and into spring. Forms an dense groundcover, mass plant for impact. Will tolerate poor soils and dry conditions, but looks much better with a water and a bit of compost added. Bergenias are great planted under deciduous trees and are well suited to border plantings in front of Camellias and Rhododendrons.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Any Any

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Embankment, Foliage Feature / Colour, Groundcover, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Shady Garden, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods

Family Name: Origin:
Saxifragaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green, Red
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: High