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Winter Blooming Bergenia
Scientific Name: Bergenia crassifolia Fritsch
Family: Saxifragaceae
Winter Blooming Bergenia (Bergenia  crassifolia)
Bergenia crassifolia 'Red Star' at the NYBG in mid April
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-9,12-24,30-45
USDA: 3-9

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to -20F (-30C)

Heat Tolerance: Morning sun only in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: China

Growth Habits: Rhizomatous evergreen perennial, up to 20 inches tall (50 cm)

Watering Needs: Water well in hot weather, fairly drought resistant in most of the country,


Bergenias are grown for their round glossy evergreen leaves.

Bergenia crassifolia in Curtis Botanical Magazine

Cultural Practices:
Respond well to foliar fertilizer.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

Division of rhizome in the fall, or in spring after the plant finishes blooming, seeds in early fall (mild climates) or spring

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