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bergenia Line breaks: ber|ge¦nia
Pronunciation: /bəˈɡiːnɪə/

Definition of bergenia in English:


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.


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

Words that rhyme with bergenia

Armenia, gardenia, neurasthenia, ostopenia, proscenia, sarcopenia, schizophrenia, senior, Slovenia
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