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moragb1moragb1 Posts: 291
Can anyone tell me the name of the large leaved clump forming bergenias? 
I saw a garden on tv last year that had a huge bed of them but didn't say type. Think they would look great in my woodland area.  


  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,323
    Do you mean crassifolia synonymous with cordifolia?
    B. cilliata is different.

    Any other clues as there are so many clump forming cultivars
  • moragb1moragb1 Posts: 291
    Don't know Rubytoo. They were huge and very shiny green bergenias. Beautiful xx
  • moragb1moragb1 Posts: 291
    Like this. I have only had smallish ones which turn red and not spreading fast. Want good ground cover. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,768
    edited January 2019
    Have a look at the selection here

    The descriptions include leaf size. 

    I’ve found Burncoose to be a very reliable supplier and also generous with advice. 

    Im not sure how bergenias would take to a woodland setting ... in my experience they’re at their best in full sun. I’m sure Burncoose will advise  :)

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,169
    Bergenias grow best in partial shade but will put up with full shade and dryish conditions and will also tolerate sunny positions.
    Crocus have a wide selection of these plants but other sellers are available.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • moragb1moragb1 Posts: 291
    Thank you both. I was hoping someone could tell me the variety. Will check with Burncoose as I am ordering a Tropaeolum from them x
  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 2,411
    @moragb1 Just received email from The Secret Gardening Club and they have six varieties of Bergenia. Probably not what you are looking for but if you view their website (A-Z) you will see them grouped rather than separately. Seeing them reminded me of your thread.
  • moragb1moragb1 Posts: 291
    Great I will check Fran - many thanks xx
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