As a gardener if you have a good shady spot you wants to brighten in your garden and you are really tired and bored with hostas, then bergenia flower might be just the plant you’re looking for. This particular flower is also known as pigsqueak for the sound it makes when 2 leaves are rubbed together, it fills that shady or dappled spot in your garden where so many flowers shy away. This flower care takes very little time, they are low-maintenance plants. On this article you will learn how to care for a bergenia plant and brighten up your shady landscape corners.

Steps on how to care for a Bergenia plant

 This particular plant loves shade and dappled sunlight, just make sure you choose a darker corner of the yard or a bed up against the house that rarely gets full sunlight. You can plant them twelve to eighteen inches apart early in the spring to fill the area without crowding them out. Make sure you choose a spot with well-drained, moist soil, and also add compost to the bed as needed.

Furthermore, watch for flowers in the early spring. This plant will grow a spike from twelve to sixteen inches tall, and the tiny, bell-shaped blooms will also cover the spikes in pink, white or purple flowers. All these flowers will remain for a number of weeks and then begin to die off. You can deadhead the spent blooms by snipping off the spikes once the flowers brown and begin to fall off. Make sure you remove any dead, brown leaves you find through the summer as part of your Bergenia plant care, make sure you don’t chop off the plant in the fall. This plant actually needs these leaves as food to survive through the winter, and many of them are evergreen. In the spring you can search for dead leaves and remove them at that time. This plant is a slow grower, and they only need dividing once every 3 to 5 years. Immediately the center of the clump dies off and is empty, you can divide the plant into 4 pieces and plant each 1 separately. Make sure you water the new plants thoroughly when you set them out, and it will be only when the weather is particularly dry after that.

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