February 8, 2023
Bergenia cordifolia 'Abendglut'

Bergenia Cordifolia 'Abendglut' at Christchurch Garden London

Bergenia cordifolia ‘Abendglut’ is a rhizomatous perennial. It is clump-forming and evergreen. They also call it Bergenia ‘Evening Glow’, Heart-leaf Bergenia or Elephant’s Ears ‘Abenglut’. This plant is part of the Saxifragaceae family of plants. Bergenia has very large leathery leaves. In colder climates, the leaves change color to bronze-red. The leaves are dark green and rounded. The bell-shaped purple-pink flowers also bloom on a bronze-colored stem. Stems grow to a height of 2ft or 60cm.  Bergenia is an excellent ground cover. It looks beautiful in borders or rock gardens.

Bergenia cordifolia 'Abendglut'
Bergenia cordifolia ‘Abendglut’ at Christchurch Garden London

How to grow Bergenia cordifolia ‘Abendglut’:

Grow Bergenia cordifolia ‘Abendglut’ in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in moist, humus-rich, fertile, and well-drained soil. Dry soils tend to slow down the growth of these plants. Frost can also damage flowers. Bergenia cordifolia ‘Abendglut’ is a clump-forming plant and will need to be divided when the center dies down. Propagate by division or by taking sections of the rhizome. Watch out for slugs, snails, vine weevils, leaf spots, or brown rot.

Bergenia cordifolia 'Abendglut'
Bergenia cordifolia ‘Abendglut’ at Christchurch Garden London

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