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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 beesiana Bergenia purpurascens
Bergenia are evergreen rhizomatous perennials with leathery, rounded leaves and dense, erect clusters of bell-shaped pink or white flowers in spring
B. purpurascens is an evergreen perennial to 40cm, with erect, oval, dark green leaves becoming beetroot-red in winter. Slender reddish stems bear drooping clusters of deep pink flowers
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing or South-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilClay, Sand, 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 Ground Cover Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Flower borders and beds
Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens
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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