The evergreen (and ever-lovely) Bergenia

Bergenia leaves

Bergenia buds

The leaves of this Bergenia turn to a rich burgundy in the winter. If the weather is cold and bright, some times the leaves become almost red! It’s very beautiful, especially if there is a little snow…

Some Bergenia have a better growth habit and stay neatly in a clump, and others seem to spread out and look a bit straggly. This variety is very manegable, and because it is evergreen, it is one of my favourite plants. They are easy to divide and recover quite quickly.