Details

 

Bergenia cordifolia'Eroica' has vivid purple-pink flowers on tall, branching, colourful stems, held above bronze-green leaves that redden in winter. A very floriferous cultivar with good frost-resistance.

 

Hardiness

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

 

Aspect

South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing

Exposure

Sheltered or Exposed

 

Moisture

Moist but well-drained soil

 

Soil

Alkaline, Clay, Sand, Loam

 

pH

Acid, Alkaline or Neutral

 

Size

Ultimate height

0.1 - 0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5- 1 metres

Time to Ultimate size

About 2 – 5 Years

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Easy to grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade; tolerant of dry shade or poor soil in an open exposed position. Good light conditions will enable the best leaf colour to develop. Mulch in autumn

 

Propagation

Divide deteriorating clumps or root rhizome sections from them in early spring. After flowering or in autumn, lift and sever new plantlets from the ends of the long rhizomes and replant, leaving the parent to flower. Plantlets should flower the next year

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

 

How to care

Pruning

Remove faded flower spikes and older brown or damaged leaves in spring

 

Pests

Susceptible to vine weevil, leaf and bud eelworm, slugs and snails and some caterpillars

 

Diseases

Leaf spot may be a problem and dry brown rot may affect the rhizomes

 

 

Bergenia Cordifolia Eroica

£7.80Price
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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ