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bergenia

Line breaks: ber|ge¦nia
Pronunciation: /bəˈɡiːnɪə
 
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Definition of bergenia in English:

noun

An evergreen Asian plant with large, thick leaves and typically pink, red, or purple flowers.
  • Genus Bergenia, family Saxifragaceae
Example sentences
  • There are plump, pink buds on the bergenias, and small, white flowers coming on the pulmonarias.
  • If you have little time, choose easy-care plants such as bergenia, skimmia and Viburnum davidii and avoid annuals and bedding plants that need regular watering and feeding.
  • However, February is quite early for bergenias to flower, their blooming period is usually between March and May, so I remain optimistic that mine will prove their worth this year.

Origin

modern Latin, named after Karl A. von Bergen (1704–60), German botanist and physician.

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