Bergenia



Bergenia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Saxifragaceae. This evergreen perennial plant is native to central Asia, from Afghanistan to China, and the Himalayan region. It has a common name called Elephant's Ears.

Bergenia cordifolia is the most widely grown Bergenia. It is famous for its pink flowers and heart-shaped, slightly puckered leaves.

Bergenia are excellent for edging and woodland gardens, a good ground cover. It can be planted in sun or partial shade in fertile, well-drained soil. Propagation is done by division in autumn or spring. Pests and diseases for this perennial are slugs and snails, vine weevils and leaf spot. Bergenia cordifoliaBergenia cordifolia
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authorshipChristian Hummert
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Bergenia crassifoliaBergenia crassifolia
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authorshipJerzy Opioła
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Bergenia ballawleyBergenia ballawley
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authorshipJames Steakley
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Bergenia stracheyiBergenia stracheyi
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authorshipJames Steakley
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Bergenia crassifoliaBergenia crassifolia
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authorshipAlgirdas
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Bergenia stracheyiBergenia stracheyi
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authorshipKurt Stueber
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