Perennial Plant of the Year
Introducing the Society's 2016 Perennial Plant of the Year
Bergenia Cordifolia 'Eroica'
Bergenia 'Eroica' is a low growing
evergreen perennial valued for its bold texture, early spring bloom
and dramatic fall colour. Ruddy flowering stems topped with deep
magenta flowers are among the first harbingers of early spring.
Robust paddle-shaped green leaves deepen to a coppery-red to
scarlet in autumn. This dependible perennial thrives in part to
full sun and is tolerant of a range of soil conditions. Deer and
rabbit resistant, Bergenia 'Eroica" may be used as ground cover,
pathway edging, and adds wonderful texture to summer
Zone: Zone 3
Height: 30-45 cm
Spread: 45-60 cm
best in partial shade or full sun.
Soil: Performs well
in most soil conditions.
Blooms: from mid
Spring to early Summer
- Easy to care for and adds lovely
texture to your garden
- Best used for edging and ground cover
What is the Perennial Plant of the
A committee of local gardening experts select a special plant
each year to celebrate gardening and educate Calgarians about a
special bloomer in our area. The decision is based on the following
criteria. The winning perennial must be a plant that is:
- Suitable and reliable for Calgary's growing conditions,
- Has not been over used,
- Is readily available in garden centres,
- Is reasonably affordable to purchase.
2008 Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Rubra' (Pasque
2009 Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl
Foerster' (Feather Reed Grass)
2010 Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack
Frost' (Jack Frost Siberian Bugloss)
2011 Aruncus dioicus
2012 Helenium autumnale 'Mardi Gras'
( Helen's Flower)
2013 Eutrochium maculatum 'Atropurpureum'
(Joe Pye Weed)
2014 Veronica whitleyi
2015 Astrantia major 'Ruby Wedding'