German perennial seed supplier Jelitto Staudensamen from Schwarmstedt has highlighted the pure white Bergenia cordifolia ‘Snowtime’ as an absolute showstopper for 2023.
Bergenia cordifolia has been a gardener‘s staple in rockeries and woodland gardens for hundreds of years.
As an early spring bloomer, it is one of those plants that brightly welcomes us back into the garden after the dark days of winter. Jelitto‘s breeding team has developed a new white-flowering form that achieved top scores in its trials, which include known cultivars such as ’Silberlicht’.
Jelitto has named it ’Snowtime’ because of its early pure white flowers, but the show doesn’t stop here. This Bergenia reblooms in the autumn with the same pure white flowers, unlike other white varieties that bloom pink in the warmer months.
The glossy green leathery mouse-ear-shaped foliage is perfect for fall-winter flower arrangements.
Bergenia ’Snowtime’ thrives with good drainage and needs to be positioned in full to part sun. More shade is needed in hot summer climates. If given what it likes, it will reward you with seasons of snow-white delight.
’Snowtime’ is perfect for spring and autumn garden centre sales and seasonal container plantings and will continue to support the pollinating community well into the fall.
Standing 45 cm (18 inches) tall while flowering, these are super hardy plants with a zone range of 3-8.
You can flip through the company’s product catalogue for 2022/2023 HERE