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botanical name:
Bergenia 'Wintermärchen'
Bergenia 'Wintermärchen' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Bergenia 'Winter Fairy Tale'
family:  Saxifragaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.30m
width: 0.45m
growth rate:
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
stem/bark: red & green
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:
Relatively small, oval and, slightly pointed and twisted, deep green leaves, reddish underneath. Good winter colour. Reddish stems carry dark rose-red flowers 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.

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