Bergenia 'PINK DRAGONFLY'

Bergenia
Bergenia 'PINK DRAGONFLY'
elephant's ears
SIZE/TYPE low or groundcovering
USUAL HEIGHT 0.2-0.4m
USUAL WIDTH 0.4-1.5m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS pink
BLOOMING TIME April - September
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 3   (down to -40°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Perennials
Evergreen broadleaf
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Elephant’s ears is a great name that best characterizes leaves of this perennial. They are leathery, glossy, and green, shaped like real ears of baby elephants.

Pink Dragonfly is a fantastic variety of bergenia with elongated, narrower foliage that turns brilliant burgundy red in mid autumn and remains red until spring. It has coral pink flowers on 10-20 cm tall stems. They appear first in mid spring and then again in early summer and often continue until September.

Bergenia is a spreading, ground covering perennial with tough rhizomes. It likes moist but well-drained soil, rich in humus. Growing it in full sun will guarantee profuse flowering and richer foliage colours in autumn and winter. Avoid areas with constant drying winds. As a bergenia crassifolia hybrid which is native to Siberia it can take very low temperatures: down to -40°C (USDA zone 3). Mulching is recommended, though.

Last update 05-12-2009
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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