Bergenia cordifolia

Bergenia cordifolia is an evergeen plant with pink, purple or white little flowers, ideal for shade or semishade places.
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Description of Bergenia:

Bergenia, also known as Elephant's Ear or Elephant's Ears due to the shape of its leaves, is a rhizomatous perennial plant belonging to the saxifrage family. Its leaves are wide, rounded, and dense, forming an attractive ground cover. Stems emerge from these leaves and bear inflorescences of vibrant colors, which can be pink or white.

History and Origin of Bergenia:

Native to mountainous regions of Central Asia and the Himalayas, Bergenia has been cultivated and appreciated for its ornamental beauty for centuries. Its ability to thrive in a variety of climatic conditions and soil types has contributed to its popularity among gardeners and landscapers worldwide.

Care of Bergenia:

Bergenia is a hardy plant that requires minimal maintenance. It prefers enriched, well-drained soil, based on substrate or humus, and adapts well to all types of soils: alkaline, neutral, or acidic. Once the flowering period is over, wilted stems can be cut to promote healthy growth.

Watering Bergenia:

It is important to keep the soil slightly moist but not waterlogged during the active growing season. Bergenia prefers regular but moderate watering. Avoid waterlogging, as this can lead to root rot issues.

Sun Exposure and Temperature:

Bergenia tolerates a variety of light conditions, from full sun to partial shade. However, it prefers indirect light or partial shade in warmer climates. As for temperature, it is a hardy plant that can withstand cold temperatures but can also thrive in warmer climates as long as sufficient moisture and shade are provided.


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Data sheet

Bergenia cordifolia
30-45 cm
Pink, purple or white flowers
End of winter and beginning of spring
Pots and gardens
Can resist low temperatures
Being the product a living plant and depending on the season, this plant could be received, in some cases, not exactly the same as in the photography, but as similar as possible, without impacting on quality of the same.

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