Bergenia 'Overture' has clumps of magenta pink flowers that open out from brilliant red calyx and tall stems above rubbery-textured leaves. These leaves emerge in young, mid-green tones that turn a beautiful red during winter.
Bergenias are happy in full sun or partial shade in well-drained soil however 'Overture' will tolerate shade and even dry shade. They require little maintenance apart from dividing them in spring when they become congested, which is usually every five years or so, as they are relatively slow-growing. 'Overture' is a fairly neat, compact variety however they could also still use a little tidy-up of unkempt leaves after flowering.
Bergenias are suitable for woodland gardens or at the front of borders. Bergenia 'Overture' works well when planted with geums, primulas, campanula, hellebores, phlox and grasses such as stipa and calamagrotis. This is a perfect plant for attracting those early spring pollinators into your garden.
Average height: 45cm
Average spread: 30cm
Flowers between: Mar - May
Soil type: fertile
Sun/shade: Full sun/partial shade/shade
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