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botanical name:
Bergenia 'Schneekönigin'
Bergenia 'Schneekönigin' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Bergenia 'Snow Queen'
family:  Saxifragaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.40m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
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:
Clusters of almost white, pale shell pink flowers in spring. Large mid-green leaves often with red tints.

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:
German hybrid raised by Karl Foerster, 1959
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