Bergenia cordifolia 'Purpurea'
It is hard to imagine that Bergenias are high alpines, but there are Chinese and Himalayan species that come from high in the mountains, in sheltered places on cliffs or in the lee of the high-altitude trees or rhododendrons. They make clumps or mats of large, rounded, glossy leaves which are attractive in their own right, and have panicles of bell-shaped flowers, in shades of pink or white. There are also many cultivated varieties.
Bergenia cordifolia 'Purpurea' has purple tinged leaves with cerise flowers in the spring
2 litre pot|
||sun or partial shade|
||any good, garden soil|