Bergenia crassifolia

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 Bergenia B. crassifolia subsp. var.  the badan, Siberian tea, Mongolian tea, leather bergenia, winter-blooming bergenia, heartleaf bergenia, elephant's ears or elephant-ears
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Lifespan: perennial
Origin: Siberia, Mongolia
Water: moderate
Features: drought tolerant, ground cover, fire resistant
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USDA Zones: 3 to 9.5
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Saxifragaceae > Bergenia B. crassifolia var. ,

Shallow toothed, rounded leaves. Leaves can be smaller, or up to 8 in (20 cm) long. Reddish-pink flowers on strong red stems.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Saxifraga crassifolia, Linn. (S. cuneifolia, Hort., not Linn. S. sibirica, Hort., not Linn. Megasea crassifolia, Haw. Bergenia crassifolia, Fritsch). Fig. 3555. Six to 16 in. high, stout: rhizomes woody: lvs. obovate to long-obovate, large and thick, narrowed at the base and decurrent on the petiole, margin serrate to nearly entire, apex obtuse, glabrous, shining: infl. a fairly tall, angled, reddish or purplish scape: fls. deep rose, lilac or purplish, in dense panicles, elevated above the lvs.; calyx-lobes oblong, obtuse; petals elliptic-oblong. March-May. Altai to Mongolia. —S. Van Houttei, Hort., is only a variation of this species, with lighter pink fls. Var. orbicularis, Hort. (S. orbicularis, Hort. Bergenia orbicularis, Stein. Megasea orbicularis, Hort.). A small-growing form with broad rather rounded lvs., a branching habit and an abundance of light rosy fls. which are borne well above the foliage. CH

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Pests and diseases

Bergenia are robust plants and generally free of problems, although vine weevil adults readily eat the edges of the leaves, resulting in an indented, 'notched' outline which can detract from the appearance of the plant.



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