Bergenia cordifolia 'Red Beauty'

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Common Name:
Heartleaf Bergenia
Plant Type:
Perennial, Ground Cover
Shade to Part Sun
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Garden Height:
12-15 Inches
Garden Spread:
18-24 Inches
  • Colorful alternative to Hosta
  • Large glossy leaves turn red in cool weather
  • Clusters of red flowers in spring

Bergenia cordifolia 'Red Beauty' has thick, evergreen, foliage that extends the seasonal interest. The cabbage-like foliage and deep purple-red flowers are a good ground cover for shady areas.  The leaves change to burgundy in the fall, winter, and spring. It adds excellent texture to containers, borders, along walkways, or in rock gardens.

Uses: Beds, Borders, Containers, Mass Plantings, Rock Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Notable Features: Good Cut Flower, Evergreen
Growth Habit: Low, slowly spreading

Grows best in part sun/part shade, in well-drained soil amended with compost. Avoid hot spots and keep moist. Mulch in autumn; trim out dead leaves in spring. Divide every 3-5 years after blooming, to rejuvenate.

Reviews (2)

  • Beautifully packaged, great plant!

    Posted by Virginia Sikon on Aug 3rd 2022

    First time ordering, and I was impressed as most plants were in great shape and all were beautifully packaged.

  • nice

    Posted by Robert Shore on Nov 12th 2019

    I put it in a pot with a young japanese maple in morning sun. It seemed very happy. I've decided to leave it in the pot for the winter. We are in zone 5, so we'll see. it is protected from the winter winds.