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Bergenia pacumbis

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.4m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourVery pale pink
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Bergenia pacumbis. A cultivar of Bergenia which produces early, very pale pink flowers, sometimes before new leaf growth, as the leaves can sometimes be damaged by frost. The stamens are long and the purple anthers contrast with the pale petals. This cultivar used to be known as Bergenia ciliata f. ligulata.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Central Asia

Interest and use

Year-round foliage interest and attractive flowers.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Grow in a sheltered position.

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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