BERGENIA cordifolia 'Winterglut'

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BERGENIA cordifolia 'Winterglut'

Elephant Ears, Pig Squeak, Heartleaf
[Winterglow]
Select Item No. BA042

Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Saxifragaceae
Origin: Siberia
Special Features: Incomparable fall and winter color. An improved 'Rotblum'. Very useful foliage year round, also for flower arrangements. Thick flowering clusters of red flowers wrapped like a hyacinth toward the top of the stem. Intolerant of excessive heat. Early spring flowering.
Historical: Developed from Bergenia 'Rotblum', requiring nearly forty years by Magnus Nilsson before a reliable seed strain could be introduced by Jelitto in 1988.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: red
Natural Flowering Period: March - May
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: mostly evergreen, round, leathery, with undulating edges
Growth Habit: stoloniferous / clumping / rhizomatous / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 45 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: average / undemanding
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / groundcover
Usage: for the rock garden / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.16129 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
6200
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 4 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 6 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 weeks at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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