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Bergenia cordifolia 'Bressingham Ruby'

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: Bressingham Ruby
Additional cultivar information: (aka Ruby)

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

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


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for drying and preserving

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:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral enyeholt On May 16, 2009, enyeholt from Village of Port Clements
Canada wrote:

I am trying this plant for the first time.
The Deer Resistance is appealing to me here on the Queen Charlotte Islands, B.C. and the leaves are interesting in a perrenial bed. It needs to be reasonably tough to the wind also.

Positive shuggins On Apr 12, 2008, shuggins from Houston, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:

My mother has this plant in her beds. It stayed a nice evergreen all winter and is very attractive. Hasn't been through a summer yet, but I expect it will work out well.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 19, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Short 14"-Plant 12" apart. Zone 3-10. Large green leaves turn to maroon in autumn. Rosy red flowers in spring.


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

Oakland, California
Littleton, Colorado
New Milford, Connecticut
Rexburg, Idaho
Saint Joseph, Illinois
Munsonville, New Hampshire
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Bucyrus, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Camp Wood, Texas
Houston, Texas
Santaquin, Utah
Seattle, Washington

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