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- The leaves of this choice species are large- up to 30cm across,well rounded and covered in tiny hairs. It makes a large clump, but considerably less dense than most bergenias. The flowers are pink, held erect and slightly fragrant. Slightly more tender than the more robust species and deserving of a spot with some shelter, especially for the flowers. Foliage will die back somewhat in winter. Leaves colour red in Autumn. Native of Afghanistan and Tibet. Prefers cool moist shade.
Bergenia ‘Pink Ice’
Bergenia ‘Pink Ice’ is an early flowering hybrid between B.ciliata and B.emiensis nice, narrow, glossy green leaves, flushed red beneath and on the serrated margins. Like B.emiensis it has beautifully poised, shapely branched trusses of flowers, bell shaped at first becoming flared and wide separated with age. Also in common with B.emiensis its stems and calyxes are beautifully flushed with a pinky orange. The blooms are subtly shaded palest pink at first – just a suggestion of pink on a pure white, but as they age the central flush gradually grows until it is completely suffused rose-pink. A delightful but little known hybrid that required a sheltered position away from the coldest winds. Bred by Robin White.
- A large leaves species with foliage that is pale apple green, rather longer than wide and lax in habit. The flowering stems are large, tall and well branched, arching and carrying relatively large, slightly spidery, drooping flowers in a soft pink. although originally collected over 50 years ago, this native of the Himalayas has only recently been reintroduced and come to prominence. Prefers shady, humus rich conditions.
- Excellent compact growing form making good evergreen ground cover in wide ranging conditions. The leaves are well rounded, but do not colour particularly well, only sometimes turning a pillar box red as the die. The flowers are delightful, being clear pale pink shades in dense spikes with attractive red calyces and red stained stems. leaves 15cm. flws 30cm
- Handsome evergreen glossy green leaves are overlaid in Autumn onwards with shades of red and copper and can turn bright scarlet on exposed sun drenched leaves. One of the best for reliable winter leaf colour. The flowers are brightest magenta, produced from early to late spring. 30cm. Clumps are fairly compact in growth with flower spike that are also relatively dense. Will even tolerate dry shade
- A handsome variety originally bred by Eric Smith at Hadspen House in Somerset and given to Beth Chatto who then named it in his honour. It has large, wavy edged crinkled leaves which take on plum and crimson tones in Winter. Sprays of bright mid-pink flowers top the foliage in Spring.
- A relatively new addition to the Bergenia family having been raised in 1982 by H.Klose. It thrives in sun or shade even in quite dry conditions and produces valuable ground cover of handsome bronze tinted leaves. Its real beauty is shown when in flower late in the Spring. Flowering stems are tall and pink carrying flowers in a sugar pink hue.
- (Evening Glow) A neat compact f with crorminkly edged, rounded leaves which become deep purple in Winter. 25cm. The deep crimson flowers are semi-double in Spring. Raised by Arends
Bergenia ‘Bach’ has lovely neat and glossy foliage, red flushed and bronze in Winter. From March to May huge, densely packed heads of palest pink flowers are produced which mature white and are dramatically offset by the red calyxes and stems. The flowering heads are particularly full and well rounded. One of Eric smith’s hybrids, raised in 1972 at Hadspen House.