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Winter Glow Bergenia

Bergenia cordifolia 'Winterglut'
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POS ID: 118410
Intense magenta, bell-like flowers rise on strong stalks above the large, glossy leaves in early to late spring. Cool weather turns the evergreen foliage a dark reddish bronze that holds all winter before lightning to green again in spring. Commonly called 'Pig Squeak' due to the sounds the leaves make when rubbed between two fingers.
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Container Size:
1 gallon
 
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Quick Facts

  • Great for ground cover
  • Blooms in April
  • Great contrast with smaller-leaved plants

Details

Intense magenta, bell-like flowers rise on strong stalks above the large, glossy leaves in early to late spring. Cool weather turns the evergreen foliage a dark reddish bronze that holds all winter before lightning to green again in spring. Commonly called 'Pig Squeak' due to the sounds the leaves make when rubbed between two fingers.

Weight: 5 lbs

Container Size: 1 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Ground Cover

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 12 inches

Mature Width

Up to 18 inches

Features

Attractive Flowers And Foliage

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Fall Leaf Color

Red

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Bloom Time

Spring

Bloom Color

Purple

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Remove spent flowers to tidy up look. Prune old foliage to promote growth.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Average, Well-drained

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Needs

Thrives in partial sun, tolerating full shade. Provide afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Grows well in full sun only in cool summers.

Water Needs

Maintain even soil moisture. Dry soil will slow growth of plant, but will die if over watered.

Disease and Pests

Generally resistant to most diseases and pests

USDA Hardiness Zone

4

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