Bergenia crassifolia

Botanical Name: Bergenia crassifolia

Phonetic: bur-JEN-ee-uh Kras-i-foal-ee-uh

Common Name(s): Winter Blooming Bergenia

Family: Saxifragaceae
Origin: Central and East Africa, China, Russia, North-east Aisa
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, thick leaves
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Deep green
Fall Color: Bronze
Texture: Coarse
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Early-mid spring
Flower Color(s): Magenta pink (softer than cordifolia)

Exposure: Sun or part shade, full shade
USDA: 3-7
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate: Medium             
Height: 12-23 Inches
Spread: 18-23 Inches
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: White flies, scale, spider mites
Soil: Moist, organically rich soils, well-drained in part shade

Features: Hardy plant, rabbit and deer tolerant, tougher than Bergenia cordifolia, showy flower
Uses: Cut flower, edging, ground cover, accent, massing, winter interest

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