Bergenia is a small evergreen plant native to central and southern Asia, often used as a ground cover. It is characterized by thick tufts of large curious leaves, rounded or heart-shaped, with wavy or notched edges, dark green, which turn reddish in autumn. At the end of winter, stems develop from the center of the tufts, which stand out above the foliage, on which bunches of small bell-shaped flowers bloom, of various colors from white to purple, which usually tend to darken; flowering can last several weeks, especially if the faded spikes are cut. The flowers have different shades that vary from white to pink through various shades. This species is particularly suitable for making borders or as a ground cover plant.
Bergenias are perennial species that grow well in any position from full sun to full shade; most varieties of bergenia it doesn't fear cold weather, we suggest avoiding B. ciliata in places with very cold winter. If you decide to place your bergenias in full sun, we recommend shading them in the hottest periods of the year, to prevent the leaves from being burnt by intense heat. Just place them in a sheltered area of the garden or terrace to guarantee them the best development conditions.