Unusual perennials with large, glossy evergreen, sensitive to frost.
Nearor in other damp spots, in semi-shade. To keep the foliage in good condition it is advisable to give it a little cover in winter.
Damp garden soil with an adequate humus content.
By division in spring.
Bergenia cordofolia: Height 30-50 cm;in mid to late spring, large, leathery leaves. ‘Alba’ has white ; ‘Evening Glow’ deep purple-red; ‘Morgenrote’, bright pink and ‘Silberlicht’ white streaked with pink. Bergenia crassifolia greatly resembles the previous species and is often confused with it.
Bergenia X schmidtii has violet-pink flowers from late winter onwards, and fringed foliage.