Originating from Central Asia.
- Masses of rich magenta/rose-pink flowers over a long period in early spring.
- Compact carpets in rounded evergreen leaves.
- Easy to grow even in deep shade under trees.
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).