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Bergenia Abendglocken

Abendglocken Bergenia, Bergenia 'Evening Bells'


Bergenia 'Abendglocken' or 'Evening Bells' is a clump-forming evergreen perennial noted for its outstanding large-leaved foliage that turns brilliant burgundy during the winter. Born on stout stems in early spring, erect clusters of bright rosy-red flowers rise above the attractive foliage of crinkled, leathery, dark green leaves which is often used in floral arrangements. Low maintenance, this Bergenia is primarily grown as a ground cover and looks stunning in mass plantings.

  • Grows up to 12-18 in. tall and wide (30-45 cm).
  • Easily grown in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils in sun or part shade. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, including poor soils, but dislikes hot, dry conditions. Heavy shade tolerant too!
  • Undemanding and virtually disease-free, this Bergenia is a welcomed addition to beds and borders, banks and slopes, cottage gardens, coastal gardens or city gardens. Effective as a groundcover or edging paths and walkways.
  • Deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Remove faded flower spikes
  • Propagate by division or root rhizomes sections in fall or spring

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Bergenia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Pathways, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Bergenia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Pathways, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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