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Bergenia 'Bressingham Ruby'

Heartleaf Bergenia 'Bressingham Ruby', Elephant's Ears 'Bressingham Ruby', Winter Bergonia 'Bressingham Ruby', Pigsqueak 'Bressingham Ruby'


Incredibly hardy and eye-catching, Bergenia 'Bressingham Ruby' is a compact clump-forming evergreen perennial noted for its outstanding foliage and bright magenta flowers. Borne on short stems in early spring, erect clusters of rosy-red, bell-shaped flowers rise above a most interesting foliage of leathery, shiny, rounded leaves. Deep green in summer, the large leaves change to rich maroon-red in winter, providing year round interest. Low maintenance, Bergenia 'Bressingham Ruby' looks stunning in mass plantings or as an edging plant along paths and walkways.

  • Grows up to 12-14 in. tall (30-35 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60 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.
  • Undemanding and virtually disease-free, this Bergenia is a welcomed addition to beds and borders, banks and slopes, underplanting of roses and shrubs, cottage gardens, coastal gardens or city gardens. Effective as a groundcover or edging paths and walkways.
  • Deer and rabbit resistant, salt tolerant.
  • Remove faded flower spikes
  • Propagate by division or root rhizomes sections in fall or spring

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 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
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
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, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 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
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
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, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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