Bergenia cordifolia 'Winterglow' | Elephant's Ears Flower Seeds

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Bergenia syn. Megasea, common names of Pigsqueak, Elephant’s ears, Winter begonia, Siberian tea is a clump-forming, evergreen perennial from meadows, rocky moorland, and moist woodland in Central and E. Asia. They have tough, thick rhizomes and distinctive rosettes with leathery, glossy leaves, many coloring well in winter. The clustered flowers are funnel to bell shaped with 5 petals, usually ½ to 1 in. (1.5-2.5cm) across, on short, branched, often red or purple flower stems. Produced mainly in spring.

USES: Woodland gardens, Borders, Groundcovers, Perennial gardens, Alpine and Rock Gardens, Landscaping, Cut flowers, Edging, Beside a pond

Botanical Name: Bergenia cordifolia 'Winter Glow’, ‘Winterglut’, ‘Winterglow’

Common Name: Elephant’s Ears, Heartleaf Bergenia, Pigsqueak, Bergenie

Type: Clump-forming Perennial

Flower Color: Rose-red. Deep to mid-green leaves, 12 in. (30cm) long, tinted purple in winter

Flowering Time: Early spring (March to May) and Late Winter

Plant Height: 14 - 18" (36 - 46cm)

Plant Width: 14 - 18" (36 - 46cm)

Plant Spacing: 12 - 15" (30 - 38cm)

Light Requirements: Full sun. Tolerates partial shade. 

Water Requirements: Moist

Soil Requirements: Humus rich, well drained soil

USDA Zone: 3a - 8b

AHS Heat Zone: 8-1

Hardiness Degree: -40°F (-40.0°C)

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