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botanical name:
Bergenia 'Pugsley's Pink'
Bergenia 'Pugsley's Pink' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Saxifragaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.40m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
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:
Clump-forming with large, obovate mid-green leaves, reddish-green on the undersides. Pink flowers with brownish-pink calyces, held on sturdy red-brown stems 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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