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Bergenia emeiensis hybrid

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.5m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourVery pale pink
  • Leaf ColourBright green, to green and bronze

Description

Bergenia emeiensis hybrid. This rare cultivar has delicate white-pink flowers, with deep green glossy foliage tinged with bronze in winter. Discovered in 1935 in China but not described till 1988.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

China

Interest and use

Foliage and flowers

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Needs

  • LightPart shade or Any
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

Well drained soil.

Propagation

Propagation is by division in the spring after flowering.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Dry brown rot, slugs, snails and caterpillars. Vine weevil and leaf spot may be a problem.

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