Heartleaf Bergania (Bergania cordifoia)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Heartleaf Bergania
Bergania cordifoia

Large, glossy green leaves on a low growing plant. Clusters of attractive flowers appear early in the spring. Provides interesting texture for the garden. Semi-evergreen during the winter.  
Prefers moist, well-drained organic soils in a semi-shaded location. If rhizomes start to push up and out of the soil top dress lightly with compost to cover. 
'Winter Glow' 12-15 inches tall leathery leaves, red flowers 
Mature Height
12-18 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 8 
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
April - May
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Partial Sun/Shade
Foliage Color
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Damage

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Anthracnose, taxus weevil, alternaria leaf spot
Additional Notes
Plants remain semi-evergreen over the winter and may also turn a bronze color.


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