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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.



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)



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


Sheltered or Exposed



Moist but well-drained soil



Alkaline, Clay, Sand, Loam



Acid, Alkaline or Neutral



Ultimate height

0.1 - 0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5- 1 metres

Time to Ultimate size

About 2 ? 5 Years


How to grow


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



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


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



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



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



Bergenia Cordifolia Eroica

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