Flower Database

Bergenia

Basic information
Flower Name
Bergenia
Formal Name
Bergenia stracheyi
Alias
Himalaya雪の下, Bergenia, Himalayan creeping saxifrage, 大岩軍配, Bergenia, ベルゲニア・ストラケイ
Habitat
Himalaya from Tibet to Afghanistan,
Morph
Evergreen perennial
Comment
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.
Detailed information
Order
Saxifragales
Family
Saxifragaceae
Genus
Bergenia
Species
B. stracheyi
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Cyme
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Twice ternate pinnate compound leaf
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Garden foliage plant
Color
Red, Pink, White
Season
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Dec
Height
15  ~ 30  [cm]
Diameter
1  ~ 2