Bergenia Seeds - Bergenia Cordifolia Ground Cover Seed

Bergenia Cordifolia Seeds

Groundcover Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 - 8

Height: 6 inches (foliage)

Width: 18 inches

Bloom Season: Late winter to mid spring

Bloom Color: Red

Growth Rate: Moderate

Environment: Partial shade

House Plant: Yes

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Bergenia Cordifolia

Planting Directions

Temperature: 72F or warmer

Average Germ Time: 21 - 42 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil

Soil Type: Well-drained soils, pH 5.8 - 7.4

Sowing Rate: 4 seeds per cell

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 15 inches

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Care & Maintenance: Bergenia

Bergenia (Bergenia Cordifolia) - Growing Bergenia seeds is a great way to start this ground cover! Bergenia plants are tough perennials that form a low, laterally spreading, herbaceous ground cover. The ground cover spreads by producing new plants from short underground stems. Bergenia is a type of Saxifraga which forms neat mounds of leathery, dark green foliage that grows just 6 inches high. The foliage has great year around appeal. The flowers are produced on strong stems, 12 - 18 inches high. On top of each stem is a graceful, nodding cluster of carmine red blooms. The blooms start in late winter and last through part of spring. Bergenia Cordifolia is attractive and very eye-catching!

Bergenia flowering groundcover plants have thick, leathery, shiny, evergreen leaves that are not only large, they are colored a very deep shade of green and are often used in floral arrangements. Bergenia perform happily in any well-drained, slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soil. They tolerate short periods of drought, yet perform best if the soil is kept moderately moist. Bergenia plants prefer partial shade in hotter climates.

Sow Bergenia ground cover seed indoors. Use starter trays and sterile starter mix. Press the Bergenia Cordifolia seeds into the starter mix but do not cover the seeds. Bergenia seed needs light to germinate. Keep the seeds moist until germination. Germination can be uneven. Moderate, but constant humidity is very important. Transplant the Bergenia plants into the garden 15 inches apart after all danger of frost has passed.

Unique Show Flower

Bergenia plants put forth beautiful flowers that appear as early as the end of winter, providing a lovely transition to spring!

Unique Show Flower

Winter Bloomer

How to Grow

It is best to start bergenia seeds indoors before later transplanting outside. To do so, sow seeds into starter trays filled with a sterile starter mix. Press the seeds into the soil, but do not cover: light is necessary for germination. Keep the seeds moist until germination, which should occur in 3-6 weeks (it may be uneven). Moderate but constant humidity if very important. Once seedlings are established and all danger of frost has passed, they can be transplanted directly to the garden. Space plants 15 inches apart.

  • Environment: partial shade
  • Soil: well-drained w' pH 5.8-7.4
  • Sowing rate: 4 seeds per cell
Winter Bloomer

Plant Specifications

Bergenia is a perennial flowering plant that grows in USDA zones 3 through 8. It is unique plant in that it begins blooming towards the end of winter, making it something of a transition flower to herald the growing season.

  • Bloom color: carmine red
  • Bloom season: late winter to spring
  • Plant height: 12-18 inches