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Pink Dragonfly Bergenia

Bergenia 'Pink Dragonfly'

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Pink Dragonfly Bergenia (Bergenia 'Pink Dragonfly') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Bergenia 'Pink Dragonfly' flowers

Bergenia 'Pink Dragonfly' flowers

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Pink Dragonfly Bergenia (Bergenia 'Pink Dragonfly') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Bergenia 'Pink Dragonfly' flowers

Bergenia 'Pink Dragonfly' flowers

(Photo courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries)

Height:  18 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Giant Rockfoil, Largeleaf Saxifrage, Pigsqueak

Description:

Large glossy, leathery, cabbage-like leaves turn burgundy late in the season; interesting clusters of pink flowers rise above foliage; great for shady areas; water regularly but don't overwater

Ornamental Features

Pink Dragonfly Bergenia features unusual spikes of pink flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer. Its attractive large succulent round leaves are dark green in color with curious red undersides. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous burgundy in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Pink Dragonfly Bergenia is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced garden composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Pink Dragonfly Bergenia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Pink Dragonfly Bergenia will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features