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botanical name:
Bergenia 'Bressingham Salmon'
Bergenia 'Bressingham Salmon' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
family:  Saxifragaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.45m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: pink
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Large, bronze-tinted deep green, obovate leaves, turning dark bronzy-red in winter. Salmon pink flowers in mid and late spring.

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.

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