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botanical name:
Bergenia 'Beethoven'
Bergenia 'Beethoven' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Saxifragaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.45m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Spoon-shaped mid-green leaves and freely produced white flowers with greenish-pink calyces, in mid and late spring. Neat growing habit.

cultivation:
Best in humus-rich, moist, well drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Will tolerate many conditions including poor soil and exposed positions, but dislikes extreme heat and drought. Divide and replant clumps every 3 to 5 years.

propagation:
From sections of root rhizome, each with at least one leaf node or growing bud, preferably taken after flowering in late spring or in autumn. Plant in well drained soil or compost.

other notes:
An Eric Smith hybrid.
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