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BERGENIA 'ABENDGLOCKEN'

Saxifragaceae

Purplish foliage darkens in winter, small-petalled deep violent-magenta flowers Mar-May, 35cm and again in Aug-Sep 60cm. Karl Arends 1971. . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA 'ABENDGLUT'

Saxifragaceae

Lovely semi-double shocking magenta flowers Mar-May, distinctive evergreen leaves with crinkled edges, reddish in winter, 25cm. Easy. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA 'ADMIRAL'

Saxifragaceae

Large deep red winter foliage, heads of magenta-pink flowers Mar-May, 45cm. Eric Smith. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA AFF.PURPURASCENS ACE 2175

Saxifragaceae

Tall upright heads of smallish deep pink flowers with redder sepals Apr-Jun, 55cm. Seed coll.Habashan Mtn, rocky areas 4200m. Red autumn colour. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA aff.PURPURASCENS ACE 2175

BERGENIA 'ANDREA'

Bright magenta-pink flowers twice yearly Aug-Sep and Feb-Apr, good glossy reddish winter foliage.

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BERGENIA 'ANGEL KISS'

Saxifragaceae

Plentiful semi-double pale pink flowers start white Feb-May, neat narrow foliage red in winter, 25cm. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA 'BABY DOLL'

Lovely pink flowers Feb-May, smaller and neater than normal 18cm. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA 'BACH'

Saxifragaceae

Neat glossy red-flushed winter foliage, massive heads of lovely cherubic pale sugar-pink flowers mature WHITE, red calyces (which start white) develops into distinctive statice-like heads Mar-May, 40cm. . Bob's score = 9.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA 'BALLAWLEY'

Saxifragaceae

Very large glossy liverish leaves in winter, lovely summer foliage, deep pink flowers in spring, 40cm. Easy. This is the real thing from an impeccable source. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA BALLAWLEY HYBRID FROM KAYES

Saxifragaceae

Photographed at RHS Trials, Wisley Mar09. Very good upstanding sculpted green evergreen winter foliage even in winter. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA BALLAWLEY HYBRID from Kayes

BERGENIA 'BARTÓK'

Saxifragaceae

Winter foliage is held up, colours redder than any I have seen (the backs astonishingly red), has a gloss and is a nice (different) more rounded shape and slightly - well - crumpled. Red flowers Mar-Apr, 50cm. . Bob's score = 9 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA 'BEETHOVEN'

Saxifragaceae

Neat. Lovely large dense clusters of pink marked white flowers from coral-red calyces Apr-Jun, 35cm. Easy. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA 'BRAHMS'

Saxifragaceae

White flowers Mar-May. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA 'BRESSINGHAM BOUNTIFUL'

Saxifragaceae

Dark rose-pink flowers Apr-Jun, leaves edged with red in winter, compact 30cm. . Bob's score = 5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA 'BRESSINGHAM RUBY'

Saxifragaceae

Shapely sparkling red winter and spring leaves, rosy flowers Mar-May, 30cm. Easy. PVR - propagation for resale prohibited. . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA 'BRESSINGHAM SALMON'

Saxifragaceae

Salmon flowers in spring, evergreen leaves, 30cm. Easy even dryish shade. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA 'BRESSINGHAM WHITE'

Saxifragaceae

White flowers from coral-pink calyces Mar-May, 25cm. Sun or half shade. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA 'BRITTEN'

Saxifragaceae

Waxy-white flowers age pinker Mar-May, good shiny red winter foliage. Selected and named by Eric Smith of The Plantsman Nursery. Stock from Jim Archibald who said Benjamin Britten was Eric's favourite composer. . Bob's score = 8.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA CILIATA

Saxifragaceae

Spikes of soft pink flowers Mar-May, DECIDUOUS velvety hairy leaves turn bright red in autumn, 30cm. Easy. . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA CILIATA

BERGENIA CILIATA F.LIGULATA

Saxifragaceae

Soft pink flowers Mar-May, deciduous leaves fringed with hairs. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA CILIATA f.LIGULATA

BERGENIA CILIATA 'WILTON'

Saxifragaceae

Very very large soft hairy grey-pink flushed leaves like blankets, good pink flowers Mar-May, 50cm. The nicer you are to it the larger the leaves become. . Bob's score = 8.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA CILIATA

BERGENIA 'CLAIRE MAXINE'

Saxifragaceae

Lovely glossy red-flushed foliage as good in summer as in winter, additional red foliage in autumn, tall red-pink flowers, 50cm. . Bob's score = 9.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA CORDIFOLIA

Saxifragaceae

Good winter colour on evergreen leaves and strong pink flowers Mar-May, 30cm. Easy even dry shade. . Bob's score = 4 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA CORDIFOLIA

BERGENIA CORDIFOLIA 'PURPUREA'

Saxifragaceae

Year-round purple foliage purpler in winter, pink flowers Feb-Apr, 25cm. Is this the same as 'Herbstzauber'? RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA CORDIFOLIA

BERGENIA CORDIFOLIA 'TUBBY ANDREWS'

Saxifragaceae

Appalling yellowish streaked leaves, pink flowers in spring, 25cm. . Bob's score = 3.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA CORDIFOLIA

BERGENIA CYANEA

Saxifragaceae

Cherubic pink flowers Feb-Apr, neat hairy deeply veined herbaceous foliage, 35cm. No such species listed on Kew web. . Bob's score = 4 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA CYANEA

BERGENIA 'EDEN'S DARK MARGIN'

Saxifragaceae

Sculpted shiny red-flushed winter foliage with very red undersides, deep pink flowers from carmine calyces Feb-May, 35cm. Very red winter foliage. . Bob's score = 8.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA 'EDEN'S MAGIC GIANT'

Saxifragaceae

Very good upstanding sculpted pink-flushed thick shiny evergreen foliage, red in winter, very good deep pink flower (Feb)Mar-Apr, 45cm. Wonderful in the RHS Trials. . Bob's score = 10 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA EMEIENSIS

Saxifragaceae

Neat. Delicate magenta flowers, classy compact shiny deep green foliage 20cm. 1600m.altitude, China. Discovered in 1935 but not described till 1988. Rare in cultivation. . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA EMEIENSIS

BERGENIA 'ERIC SMITH'

Saxifragaceae

Famous for its burnished nearly scarlet winter leaves, dark cerise flowers Apr-May, 30cm. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA 'EROICA'

See B.'Overture'.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA 'FLORE PLENO'

Meant to be double magenta-pink flowers vary in their doubleness Feb-May, evergreen foliage goes redder in winter, 35cm. In fact good salmon-pink flowers, single. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA 'ICE QUEEN'

Saxifragaceae

Thick posies of greenish cream and green flowers Feb-Apr from petal-like green sepals which persist, neat green foliage, 25cm. The flowers look up and fade nicely to green fruits. RHS Hardiness Rating: H4 .

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BERGENIA 'LITTLE PINE'

Saxifragaceae

Large puckered leaves (like 'Ballawley') go orange overwinter. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA 'MORGENROTE'

Saxifragaceae

('Morning Red'.) Deep pink flowers on long stems winter-spring and again (usually) in autumn, leaves 25cm, flowers 60cm. Easy. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA 'OVERTURE'

Saxifragaceae

Tall frighteningly magenta flowers with scarlet stems and calyces Mar-Jun (late enough to avoid frost), the best glossy red winter foliage sits up, 30cm. Easy even dry shade under trees. This cultivar is what made me reconsider bergenias. . Bob's score = 9.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA PACUMBIS CC 1793

Saxifragaceae

Lovely big white flowers (they are normally pink) from flesh-coloured calyces Feb-May, very very large leaves with a rim of hairs colour in the autumn and disappear in winter, 50cm. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA PACUMBIS CC 1793

BERGENIA PACUMBIS CC 3616

Saxifragaceae

Good large white and pink flowers Mar-May, extraordinarily large soft green DECIDUOUS leaves fringed with hairs that go bright red in autumn, 30cm. Seed collected Kailash, Himalayas, damp shady banks. . Bob's score = 9 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA PACUMBIS CC 3616

BERGENIA 'PETER JACKSON'

Saxifragaceae

Variegated form of B.'Overture'. Time will sort it out - or not. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA 'PINK DRAGONFLY'

Saxifragaceae

Neat small plant, shiny red plum winter foliage, large salmony pink flowers well held Feb-May and usually Aug-Nov too, 25cm. . Bob's score = 6.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA 'PINK FROSTWORK'

Saxifragaceae

New foliage starts all-over pink and cream, becomes speckled and matures greener, silvery pink flowers Feb-Apr, 20cm. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA PURPURASCENS

Saxifragaceae

A species with tall heads of pale pink to striking magenta-purple flowers from red stems sometimes in autumn and in late winter/early spring (Aug)Feb-May, foliage is red-brown in winter 20cm, flowers 60cm. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA PURPURASCENS

BERGENIA PURPURASCENS CC 3285

The species has tall upright purple-magenta flowers Apr-Jun, 40cm. Good autumn colour. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA PURPURASCENS CC 3285

BERGENIA PURPURASCENS 'GLASNEVIN'

Saxifragaceae

Photographed at RHS Trials, Wisley Mar09. Very good upstanding glossy red winter foliage - beetroot red on the tops, crimson below. The most colourful winter foliage in the trial. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA PURPURASCENS

BERGENIA PURPURASCENS 'IRISH CRIMSON'

Saxifragaceae

Small upstanding intensely red winter foliage, tall heads of intense purple-red flowers Mar-May, 30cm. Very nice but dies slowly in VERY limy soil. . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA PURPURASCENS

BERGENIA 'ROSI KLOSE'

Saxifragaceae

An exceptionally good cultivar which together with B.'Overture' brought me back to bergenias. Profuse heads of tall pink flowers Mar-May, good winter foliage 30cm. Easy, even dry shade. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA 'SCHNEEKOENIGEN'

Saxifragaceae

White flowers turn pale pink as they age. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA SEEDLINGS

Saxifragaceae

Largely involving B.ciliata 'Wilton'. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA seedlings

BERGENIA 'SILBERLICHT'

Saxifragaceae

Pale silver-pink flowers Feb-May, lovely, 30cm. Easy. Evergreen leaves, dark reddish green in winter. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA 'SIMPLY SWEET'

Saxifragaceae

Delightful pert heads of white flowers with baby-pink flushed petals Mar-May, good shiny deep red winter foliage 35cm. . Bob's score = 8.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA 'SOLAR FLARE'

Saxifragaceae

An elephant's ear with cream-edged variegation- 2 toned pink in winter, pink flowers spring, 20cm. Scarce. PVR - propagation for resale prohibited. Syn.B.'Genglo'. A fine pot subject. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA STRACHEYI

Saxifragaceae

Whitish flowers with darker eyes from green sepals, 25cm RHS Hardiness Rating: H4 .

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BERGENIA STRACHEYI

BERGENIA STRACHEYI CC 4609

Saxifragaceae

Pale muddy white flowers with dirtier eyes from green sepals, leaves colour in autumn 25cm. 4000m.alt.NW Himalayas. RHS Hardiness Rating: H5 .

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BERGENIA STRACHEYI CC 4609

BERGENIA TIANQUANENSIS

From Kevin at Beeches Nursery. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA TIANQUANENSIS

BERGENIA 'WINTERMÄRCHEN'

Saxifragaceae

Upstanding liver-red flushed glossy winter foliage with great presence, large salmon pink flowers appear coral in weak grey winter light Feb-May, 20cm. a.k.a. 'Autumn Red'. . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA

BERGENIA X SCHMIDTII

Saxifragaceae

Early pink flowers Feb-Apr, the leaves develop broad red edges in winter, 25cm. Easy. . Bob's score = 4 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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BERGENIA x SCHMIDTII

BERGENIA 'XXL'

Saxifragaceae

Ruffled pink flowers from deep red calyces and peduncles. Each flower is unconventionally doubled having 1.5 x petals and stigmas and the normal number of sepals and stamens Mar-May and Aug-Sep. Immense muscled shiny foliage good summer and winter, 60cm. . Bob's score = 9.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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