While bergenia species are quite common in cooler climates where they are renowned for their tropical appearance in the open woodland garden their intolerance for heat has left a void in warmer climates. After years of trials, we are able to offer several bergenia selections that will tolerate the ravages of winter and the heat/humidity of a real southern summer.
More Information About Bergenia
Bergenias, known for their tropical look in cooler climates, have been lacking in warmer areas due to their heat intolerance. After extensive trials, we now offer heat-tolerant bergenias that can withstand both cold winters and hot, humid summers.
Bergenia produce attractive pink flowers that attract hummingbirds on top of a clump of large, shiny leaves. Flowering occurs primarily in April, but some will rebloom later in the growing season.
Bergenia Growing Conditions
Bergenia likes slightly moist, well-drained, rich soils. In early spring, you can refresh your tby pruning out any old winter-damaged leaves and spent flower stalks. When happy, bergenia will slowly spread via rhizomes. In the fall and winter, the leaves take on attractive red and purple tones.