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Bergenia cordifolia Rotblum

    Bergenia cordifolia Rotblum


    Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum' is a popular cultivar of the Bergenia family, with striking pink-red flowers and glossy, deep green leaves. It is a hardy, clump-forming perennial that thrives in cold and temperate climates. The plant's leaves and flowers emerge in early spring and remain attractive throughout the summer months.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 30-45 cm (12-18 in)
    • Spread: 30-45 cm (12-18 in)
    • Flower color: Pink-red
    • Flowering period: Late winter to early spring
    • Foliage: Large, deep green leaves that turn burgundy in winter
    • Sunlight requirements: Partial shade to full sun
    • Soil requirements: Well-draining, rich, moist soil, slightly acidic to neutral pH
    • Hardiness Zone: 2

    Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum' is an excellent choice for rock gardens, borders, and edgings. It is a versatile plant that can be grown in partial shade to full sun, making it an ideal choice for areas with varying light conditions.

    Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum' is a low-maintenance, hardy perennial that is tolerant of cold and heat, making it an ideal choice for gardeners who want a beautiful plant that requires minimal upkeep. It is also deer-resistant and attracts pollinators, making it an eco-friendly choice.

    Companion Plants:

    • Astilbe 'Peach Blossom' - The peach-pink flowers of this astilbe cultivar complement the pink-red flowers of Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum' while its foliage provides a contrasting texture.
    • Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' - The silver-grey fronds of this Japanese painted fern provide a stunning contrast to the deep green leaves of Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum'.
    • Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance' - The variegated leaves of this sedge cultivar provide a striking contrast to the deep green leaves of Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum'.

    Care Instructions:
    Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum' requires moist, well-draining soil and partial shade to full sun exposure. It is a low-maintenance plant that requires little to no pruning, but deadheading spent flowers can encourage new growth. It is also important to mulch the plant to protect it from harsh winter weather.

    Final Thoughts:
    Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum' is a stunning perennial that offers beauty, hardiness, and versatility to any garden. Its deep green leaves and pink-red flowers add a pop of color and texture to any landscape, making it a favorite of gardeners around the world.