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Bergenia ciliata 'Wilton'

Hairy Bergenia

Plant Type:


Bergenia ciliata 'Wilton' (aka 'Dixter Form') – A stunning, bold perennial. The Hairy Bergenia... the name almost makes one feel itchy - but keep reading (!!)... will produce barely pink flowers which darken with age unless petioles are whacked by a spring frost. The attractive florets cluster atop thick stalks just as the foliage begins to emerge. This is where it gets really good: leaves emerge, expand and can grow to the size of a dinner plate, 12 inches diameter. Huge, bold and semi-glossy dark green leaves provide extraordinary textural contrast to finer and more delicate garden companions. At the end of the growing season leaves often pick up a beautiful red infusion just in time for the gardens' autumn festivities. Even more alluring is the fact that the leaves can remain semi-evergreen at the warmer end of the growing range. The well-behaved Bergenia is clumping. Fertile, friable soil in part sun – probably best in afternoon shade although dappled would suit 'Wilton' as well. Should be seen with greater frequency in American gardens. C'mon, people! Do the anti-provincial thing! Big pots worth every penny. Established pot grown division.


12-15 in


24-30 in


Light Pink


5 to 7(8?)
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Item Description Price  
BERCIWIL Bergenia ciliata 'Wilton' (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $20.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Bergenia ciliata 'Wilton'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn / into Winter

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Dappled Shade
  • Shade


  • Border
  • Specimen
  • Edging
  • Evergreen
  • Collector Plant
  • Ground Cover
  • Potted Plant
  • Massing
  • Woodland

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Fertile
  • Humus Laden
  • Organic
  • Moist


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division