Picture Snob

February 7, 2011

Eden's Dark Margin, a shade loving perennial

IMG_1651.jpg

I had to do some searching to get the name of this plant. The nursery owner thought it was a Bergenia Cordiflora. The leaves are a deep purple rather eggplant hue. She tola me that it would do well in shade and is also easy to care for. Now I find out it has big violet blossoms in the spring, so I'm very hopeful this will thrive in the partial shade along with the Hosta.

What I've learned is that Bergenia are incredibly hardy, and reliably evergreen throughout nearly the entire continent. Eden's Dark Margin forms a mound of large, leathery green leaves with pencil-line red edges, turning deep maroon during winter. Short stems of magenta-purple flowers rise above the foliage in mid spring. It seems perfect for edging along the house or massing as a groundcover. They say Bergenia sometimes look a little beaten up by winter. This one certainly does, but I love the purple leaves and best of all, the name! Eden's Dark Margin! Wow! I guess paradise had a shadow side and this is what would grow there!

At Heart Leaf Perennial - Bergenia Cordiflora

Read More in: Plants

Share this Article with others: social bookmarking

Related Articles:

Came straight to this page? Visit Garden Snob for all the latest news.

Posted by Marilyn Renaker at February 7, 2011 7:35 AM
Recent Comments
Post a comment









Remember personal info?




Please enter the letter "k" in the field below:
Please press Post only once. Submission of comments takes up to 20 seconds because of Spam Filtering.
Join the Mailing List Mailing List
Enter your Email

Subscribe - RSS

facebook_badge.jpg twitter_badge.jpg

Navigation

Visit our other properties at Blogpire.com!

Archives

EcoPire


Powered by
Movable Type 6.3
All items Copyright © 1999-2016 Blogpire Productions. Please read our Disclaimer and Privacy Policy