Formal NameBergenia stracheyi
AliasHimalaya雪の下, Bergenia, Himalayan creeping saxifrage, 大岩軍配, Bergenia, ベルゲニア・ストラケイ
HabitatHimalaya from Tibet to Afghanistan,
Bergenia, scientific name:Bergenia stracheyi , is a hardy evergreen perennial herb of the Saxifragaceae native to Himalaya. It puts out a shiny rhizome stretching while grasping the ground and a shiny big leaf with a fan or military shape. The leaves are of Rosetta shape, and they are green all the year round. From winter to spring, it puts out a soft, slightly brown flower stalk from between the leaves, creates a cymes inflorescence at the tip, and makes several peach colored or white small flowers divided into groups and blooms several at a time. There are many species and interspecific hybrids. The scientific name "Bergenia" is a German botanist "Karl August von Bergen" a celebration to Dr. Carl Bergen. "Stracheyi" of species species is an offfeing to Mr. Strachey who gathers. Leaves are larger than flowers so they are also foliage plant.
Generic name: Bergenia , scientific name:Bergenia stracheyi , also known as: winter begonia , elephant-eared saxifrage , elephant's ears, origin: Himalaya (from Afghanistan to Tibet), life type : evergreen perennial, height: 15-30 cm, leaves: Rosetta-like, leaf length: 15-20 cm, leaf width: 10 cm, inflorescence: cymes, flowering: from December to May, flower color: peach (representative), red, white, flower diameter: 1-3 cm, Applications: gardening.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Leaf typeTwice ｔernate pinnate compound leaf
Flowering placeGarden foliage plant
ColorRed, Pink, White
SeasonJan Feb Mar Apr May Dec
Height15 ~ 30 [cm]
Diameter1 ~ 2