Winter Glow Bergenia

Bergenia cordifolia 'Winterglut'
[ber-GEN-ia kord-i-FOL-ia]

Bergenia ‘Winter Glow’ is a low-growing evergreen perennial with large, glossy leaves, often called “pig squeak” due to the foliage’s squeaky texture. In late winter and early spring, Bergenia sends up brilliant pink flowers on tall stems that stand out against the foliage. This hardy plant is perfect for adding year-round interest to the garden and is particularly striking when planted in large drifts or as a backdrop to other spring-flowering bulbs.

Thanks to Rosie Hardy Gardening’s suggestion for pairing Bergenia with Japanese Forest Grass in this video, I planted three on the low retaining wall in our backyard next to some plugs of ‘All Gold’ hakonechloa. It looks like they wintered over quite well, and I’m looking forward to them spreading around a bit. Depending on how quickly that goes, I may add a few to widen the patch in the coming years.

Companion Plants for Winter Glow Bergenia

Hellebores, hostas, primula, brunnera, grasses and ferns

    Nursery Tag

    Sun to shade (depending on resource}. Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry. Drought tolerant. Evergreen. Zones 3-9. 1ft tall, 2ft wide. Flower stalks over 1ft. Plant with Hakonechloa, pulmonaria, aubrieta, lithodora, iberis, campanula, heuchera.

    Gardener's Log

    11/2022: Planted 3 on rock wall edge near blue atlas

    Bergenia in Spring 2023

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