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Bergenia ‘Overture’

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.4m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourMagenta
  • Leaf ColourMid green to burgundy-red

Description

Bergenia ‘Overture’. This Bergenia has taller flowers in magenta on scarlet stems in late spring and glossy mid green foliage which turns burgundy-red in the winter.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Central Asia

Interest and use

Year-round foliage interest and showy flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will tolerate sun or shade in any well drained soil, but the leaf colour is best on poor soil and in full sun.

Propagation

Propagation is by division in the spring after flowering.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Dry brown rot, slugs, snails and caterpillars. Vine weevil and leaf spot may be a problem.

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