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PlantFiles: Heartleaf Bergenia, Pigsqueak
Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum'

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Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bergenia (ber-GEN-ee-a) (Info)
Species: cordifolia (kor-di-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Rotblum
Additional cultivar information: (aka Red Bloom)

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive stormyla On Nov 23, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I think the blooms on the plant are the most beautiful of all of the Bergenias. In my experience, they will only bloom when grown in a more shady area.

Neutral gardenlady123 On Jun 18, 2008, gardenlady123 from Plainwell, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

I really love the flowers on this plant.... However I can only see them on the tag!!! I cannot get the plant to blossom. I have moved it several times...

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cherry Valley, Illinois
Plainwell, Michigan
Bucyrus, Ohio
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Provo, Utah
Herndon, Virginia
Springfield, Virginia



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