Since 1988, THE source for buying native, rare, and unique perennials.
Bergenia 'Solar Flare' PP19938
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Bergenia 'Solar Flare' PP19938

Winter Begonia

Item #: 7866

Zones: 4a to 7b, at least

Height: 10" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
Learn more about our pot sizes. PDN Guarantee

Note: This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

Click here to shop our current plants.

This stunning new cultivar comes from the Netherlands plantsman Marco Van Noort, who found it in 2004 as a mutation on the heat-tolerant B. 'Herbstblute'. We trialed B. 'Solar Flare', waiting for it to expire in our brutally hot and humid summer, but instead it sailed through like a Roger Clemens fastball. In spring, the new foliage is stunning with a wide golden border around each green-centered leaf. In mid-summer, the color fades back to green, but each new flush of growth brings back the variegation. In fall, the foliage takes on a nice purple cast. As if it needed it, the clumps are topped with short spikes of pink flowers in late spring.

More from this collection