Bergenia ‘Magic Giant’
at Digging Dog
You can experience how this no-trouble rhizomatous ground cover earned its common name if, following a rain, you rub a leaf between your fingers—but it is Bergenia’s fine firm foliage mass and
Saxifrage-like, waxy flowers that justifies its presence
in the garden. With bold, rounded outlines, the
great, glossy, and nearly evergreen, rich green leaves are
a handsome backdrop for dense heads of lovely
spring blooms that rise above the cabbagelike rosette
on stalwart, red-tinted stems.
In winter, leaves become tinged with burgundy and are most welcome in holiday arrangements. Bergenia endures neglect, poor soil and some drought, but performs best in
Bergenia ‘Magic Giant’
Big varnished rosettes of thick, extra large rounded evergreen foliage beams purplish bronze colors that indeed work magic on a bleak winter landscape. A verdant foil the rest of the year, dark green leaves reach up to a foot long and 9 in. across, while supporting dense rosy pink flower clusters, defined by red centers, white stamens and open starry faces on stout wine-hued stems. Bedazzled with jewel tones and texture galore, this hybrid Bergenia crafts an exceptional, easy care ground cover for moist poorly drained banks, stream sides or borders.
Size: 16" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 3.
Bergenia ‘Magic Giant’ (P-1747)
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AVAILABLE SPRING 2018
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