Definition of bergenia in English:

bergenia

Line breaks: ber|ge¦nia
Pronunciation: /bəˈgiːnɪə
 
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noun

  • An evergreen Asian plant with large, thick leaves and typically pink, red, or purple flowers.
    • Genus Bergenia, family Saxifragaceae
    More 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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