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Bergenia ‘Eroica’

Heartleaf Bergenia 'Eroica', Elephant's Ears 'Eroica', Winter Bergonia 'Eroica', Pigsqueak 'Eroica', Bergenia cordifolia 'Eroica'

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Award-winning Bergenia ‘Eroica’ is a clump-forming evergreen perennial noted for its good frost resistance, interesting foliage, and abundant flowering. Borne on tall bronze-green stems in early to mid-spring, erect clusters of vibrant purple-pink, bell-shaped flowers rise above the foliage of leathery, shiny, rounded leaves. Bronze green in summer, the large leaves gradually take on striking purple-red shades in winter, providing year-round interest. Low maintenance, Bergenia ‘Eroica’ is one of the most striking Bergenias in flower and looks stunning in mass plantings or as an edging plant along paths and walkways.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 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. Tolerant of dry shade too!
  • Undemanding and virtually disease-free, this Bergenia is a welcomed addition to beds and borders, banks and slopes, cottage gardens, or city gardens. Effective as a groundcover or edging paths and walkways.
  • Deer and rabbit resistant, salt tolerant.
  • Remove faded flower spikes and damaged leaves in spring
  • Divide deteriorating clumps or root rhizome sections in early spring. After flowering or in fall, lift and sever new plantlets from the ends of the long rhizomes and replant, leaving the parent to flower.

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 Saxifragaceae
Genus Bergenia
Common names Bergenia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Bergenia cordifolia ‘Winter Glow’ (Heartleaf Bergenia)
Bergenia ‘Spring Fling’ (Elephant’s Ears)
Bergenia ‘Sakura’ (Elephant’s Ears)
Bergenia ‘Angel Kiss’ (Elephant’s Ears)
Bergenia ‘Rosi Klose’ (Elephant’s Ears)
Bergenia ‘Silberlicht’

Recommended Companion Plants

Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’ (Tatarian Dogwood)
Heuchera ‘Obsidian’ (Coral Bells)
Helleborus Winter Jewels ‘Golden Lotus’ (Hellebore)
Tulipa ‘West Point’ (Lily-Flowered Tulip)
Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’ (Blue Fescue)
Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding Heart)
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.
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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 Saxifragaceae
Genus Bergenia
Common names Bergenia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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