Bergenia cordifolia Shoeshine Rose
Bergenia 'Shoeshine Rose' photo courtesy of Syngenta


This is a new variety of Bergenia from the Shoeshine™ series featuring strong stems of deep rose blooms rising above the glossy, dark green foliage in mid spring. The winter leaves are a valuable addition to cut flower bouquets. It is most effective when mass planted or used as an edging along a walkway.

  • Size: 1 gallon
  • Height: 20-25 cm (8-10 in)
  • Spread: 25-30 cm (10-12 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3-9
  • Sun or Shade: part to full shade
  • Bloom Time: spring
  • Leaf Colour: dark green
  • Bloom Colour: rose pink
  • Critter Resistance: deer resistant
  • Nature Attraction: bees and butterflies

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Bergenia likes rich, well drained soil enriched with compost. It is usually grown in part shade but will tolerate full sun if kept moist. Clean up old foliage in the spring just as new growth starts to keep the plant looking neat.