|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from Central Asia.
One of the darkest and most floriferous Bergenias, it produces spikes of deep magenta-pink blooms in spring, with stout stems of equally intense colour, but flushed with shades of orange-yellow. The many, flared blooms on each inflorescence have a wide flared trumpet shape revealing the golden stamens and anther inside, covered in nectar, much loved by early-season pollinators.
The glossy, rounded evergreen foliage makes a compact ground-covering carpet, emerging from slowly spreading rhizomes, and turning shades of bright red and purple in winter.
Outstanding in challenging areas of the garden and easy to grow in any soil type, in dry shade once established, or in full sun. Bergenias are invaluable for woodland, traditional English, and jungle-style gardens.
Height and spread after 2 – 5 years 30cm x 50cm, (flower spikes add another 20 cm in height).