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botanical name:
Bergenia 'Britten'
Bergenia 'Britten' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Saxifragaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.45m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Large, oval, deeply veined, leathery green leaves, becoming reddish tinted in winter. Clusters of waxy white flowers that age to pale pink, in 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.

other notes:
Selected by Eric Smith.

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