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Baby Doll Bergenia

Bergenia 'Baby Doll'

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Baby Doll Bergenia (Bergenia 'Baby Doll') at Canadale Nurseries

Baby Doll Bergenia flowers

Baby Doll Bergenia flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Baby Doll Bergenia (Bergenia 'Baby Doll') at Canadale Nurseries

Baby Doll Bergenia flowers

Baby Doll Bergenia flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  15 inches

Spread:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Giant Rockfoil, Largeleaf Saxifrage, Pigsqueak

Description:

A very nice form of Bergenia with large glossy green leaves that turn a deep burgundy in fall; clusters of blooms open on short thick stems in April and continue blooming into May; flowers will start out light pink and progress to rose or even hot pink

Ornamental Features

Baby Doll Bergenia features unusual spikes of rose flowers with shell pink overtones and black eyes rising above the foliage from early to mid spring. Its attractive large succulent round leaves are green in color with distinctive chartreuse veins. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous burgundy in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Baby Doll Bergenia is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Baby Doll Bergenia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Baby Doll Bergenia will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features