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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Bergenia are evergreen rhizomatous perennials with leathery, rounded leaves and dense, erect clusters of bell-shaped pink or white flowers in spring
B. cordifolia is a vigorous perennial forming a spreading clump of rounded, slightly wavy leaves to 30cm long, often tinged purple in winter; erect red stems to 60cm tall carry sprays of deep pink flowers in early spring
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Best grown in moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil in sun or partial shade. Dislikes hot, dry conditions but tolerates poor soil and exposed sites.
Propagate by division or root rhizomes sections in autumn or spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Remove faded flower spikes
Pests Foliage may be eaten by slugs, snails, vine weevil and caterpillars
May be affected by a leaf spot
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