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 part shade.
This superb prismatic cultivar claims its name with eye-catching red painted winter foliage that chases the chill from a December day and warms a holiday wreath. The thick slow spreading rosettes of lusty varnished heart-style leaves launch showy magenta-red flowers perched on stout stalks. Vaunting color galore, nearly 4-season appeal and an adaptable valiant persona, ‘Winter Glow‘ can grace the rockery or a border’s front lines.
Blooms April to May
Size: 12" – 18" high x 12" – 18" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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