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Common Perennials

Heartleaf Bergania
Bergania cordifoia


Quick Profile

Exposure
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
12 - 18 Inches
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 8 
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Foliage Color
Green
 
Bloom Color
Pink
 
Bloom Season
April - May
 
Size
Small
 

Features

Large, glossy green leaves on a low growing plant. Clusters of attractive flowers appear early in the spring. Provides interesting texture for the garden. Semi-evergreen during the winter.

Culture

Prefers moist, well-drained organic soils in a semi-shaded location. If rhizomes start to push up and out of the soil top dress lightly with compost to cover.

Cultivars

'Winter Glow' 12-15 inches tall leathery leaves, red flowers

Notes

Plants remain semi-evergreen over the winter and may also turn a bronze color.