Bergenia in the botanical name for Heart-Leaf Bergenia
Bergenia Germination Information

Bergenia Seed Germination How to Sow Bergenia:

  • For best results, sow indoors at temperatures of 55° F nights and 72° F days
  • Sow outdoors, in late fall or early spring for spring germination
  • Germination takes 15-20 days; plants bloom the second year from sowing
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Bergenia:
Space:  In spring or fall, space 12-16 inches apart in well-drained soil in full sun (North) or part shade (South)

Soil: Keep the soil evenly moist and feed moderately

Temperature: Thrives in 60° F nights and tolerates deep shade

Additional Information:  No staking is required, but deadhead if the stems become leggy. If planting in fall, allow at least two months for seedlings to become rooted before the cold sets in. Mulch heavily for winter

Appearance and Use:

Grow it in borders, rock gardens, in containers, and as a bedding plant. The plants form 4-6 inch tall by 2-8 inch wide basal rosettes of spoon-shaped leaves. The single or double, white, pink, red, or purple, daisy-like flowers appear in May and June


About Bergenia:
Pronunciation:  ber-jen’e-å
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Saxifragaceae; native to Afghanistan and the Himalayas
Common Name: Heart-Leaf Bergenia