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.
Bergenia cordifolia 'Red Beauty'
- 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.