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BERGENIA - cordifolia 'Bressingham Ruby' / Bressingham Ruby Bergenia

    BERGENIA - cordifolia 'Bressingham Ruby' / Bressingham Ruby Bergenia

    Bergenia cordifolia Bressingham Ruby is a clump-forming, evergreen perennial that is highly valued for its attractive foliage and showy, magenta-pink flowers. The plant grows up to 45cm (18 inches) tall and 60cm (24 inches) wide, with glossy, deep green leaves that turn reddish-purple in winter. Its large, bell-shaped flowers appear in early spring and are held above the foliage on long stems.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: up to 45cm (18 inches)
    • Spread: up to 60cm (24 inches)
    • Flower color: magenta-pink
    • Flowering period: early spring
    • Foliage: glossy, deep green, turning reddish-purple in winter
    • Sunlight requirements: partial shade to full sun
    • Soil requirements: well-draining, moist, fertile soil, pH level 5.5 to 6.5
    • Hardiness Zone: 3

    Bergenia cordifolia Bressingham Ruby is an excellent choice for borders, rock gardens, and containers. It can also be used as a ground cover or as an accent plant in mixed borders. The colorful foliage provides year-round interest in the garden.

    Bergenia cordifolia Bressingham Ruby is a hardy plant that is easy to grow and maintain. It is drought-tolerant and resistant to pests and diseases. The plant also attracts bees and butterflies to the garden.

    Companion Plants:
    • Hosta 'Blue Angel' - The large blue-green leaves of the hosta contrast beautifully with the red-pink flowers of the Bergenia, creating an eye-catching combination.
    • Heuchera 'Obsidian' - The dark purple foliage of Heuchera creates a stunning contrast with the bright pink flowers of Bergenia.
    • Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash' - The pink and purple flowers of Pulmonaria pair well with the deep red of Bergenia Bressingham Ruby.

    Care Instructions:
    Bergenia cordifolia Bressingham Ruby prefers partial shade to full sun and well-draining, moist, fertile soil with a pH level of 5.5 to 6.5. Water regularly to keep the soil moist, especially during dry periods. The plant does not require much pruning, but deadheading the spent flowers will encourage more blooms.

    Final Thoughts:
    Bergenia cordifolia Bressingham Ruby is a popular and versatile perennial that adds a splash of color to any garden. Its striking foliage and beautiful flowers make it an excellent choice for borders and containers, while its hardiness and ease of care make it a great option for novice and experienced gardeners alike. The plant was developed by renowned plantsman Alan Bloom, and its popularity continues to grow today.