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Bergenia ciliata subsp. ligulata


Plant Type:


Bergenia ciliata subsp. ligulata (aka Bergenia ligulata) - Leaves emerge bronze-green with more bronzing on the undersides where veins remain green - nice! Hirsute leaves mature into large, bold green rounded paddles up to 10 inches wide sporting ruffled pie-crusted crinkled margins where a concentration of hairs occurs - nicer!! Towards the southern end of its range this species can remain evergreen showing off red tones in winter - nicest!!! Top that with pale pink spring flowers with carmine highlights at their bases and stems showily clustered on fleshy stems floating above those amazing leaves - nicestissimo!!!! (Wayne... please stop.) Bergenias, especially the larger ones, seem to be somewhat ignored by gardeners in the U.S. Why? I don't understand it. They're bold, they're beautiful; get used to it. Fertile ground in shade to part shade. Avoid hot afternoon exposure. Established potted Pigsqueak in full 2-quart square.


20-24 in


20-24 in


Light Pink
Item Description Price  
BERGCILIG Bergenia ciliata ssp. ligulata (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $20.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Bergenia ciliata subsp. ligulata

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn / into Winter

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Dappled Shade
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade


  • Grouping
  • Accent
  • Border
  • Foliage
  • Edging
  • Cottage Garden
  • Evergreen
  • Woodland

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Fertile
  • Humus Laden
  • Organic
  • Draining
  • Woodland


  • Himalayas

Propagated By

  • Division