Joy Creek Nursery

339-009   Bergenia omeiensis (emeiensis)  

Bergenia omeiensis (emeiensis)
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We originally received this plant as Bergenia omeiensis and so have kept that nomenclature. Originating from Mt. Emei in Sichaun, China, this species is not nearly so hardy as B. cordifolia and its many cultivars, however, gardeners in milder climates will find this has its own distinct charm. The flattened, almost paddle-like, oblong leaves are smooth with only occasional notching along their margins. In the autumn, they are infused reddish brown. When mature they measure 6 inches long, including the leaf stem, and are 3 1/4 inches wide. The flowers are a very lovely pale pink with is set off by the dark calyces.

May, June.  14 in. x 14 in.

Soft Pink flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8

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