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bergenia

(bɜːˈɡiːnɪə)
n
(Plants) an evergreen ground-covering plant
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Noun1.bergenia - any plant of the genus Bergeniabergenia - any plant of the genus Bergenia; valued as an evergreen ground cover and for the spring blossoms
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Bergenia - genus of perennial spring-blooming rhizomatous herbs with thick evergreen leaves; eastern Asia
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Good front of border plants include hardy geraniums, heucheras, bergenias and epimediums.
These include scented plants such as daphne and witch hazel, shrubs and trees with interesting bark such as Acer griseum, birches, Rubus cockburnianus and species of dogwood, underplanted with bergenias and cyclamen.
Beth Chatto, one of the best gardeners in the UK, rates bergenias highly, writes about them often and, more to the point, uses them throughout her lovely garden.
Bergenias should be grown in good-sized groups or as a carpet underplanting big shrubs.
Deep red bergenias can be intermingled with white artemisias, dwarf mountain pines with pink-flowered Osteospermum jucundum.
uk - 0844 557 2244) BERGENIA Bergenias or elephant's ears are valued for their leathery, bold, architectural foliage, which may develop rich winter colouring - maroon, crimson, bronze.
The wall is designed to give colour and interest throughout the twelve months and four seasons of the year, and features a variety of planting from Periwinkle to Bergenias, trailing Strawberries to Ferns.
There are winter flowering shrubs (such as hellebores, bergenias, and heathers) which, when used in combination with winter flowering bulbs and perennials, give a good winter show.
They make ideal plant partners with yellow rudbeckias, bergenias and grasses such as Miscanthus sinensis 'Silver Feather'.
Well, bergenias reminded him of the worst kind of town gardens of his childhood: a sooty privet hedge, a leggy buddleja and always a tatty carpet of starved bergenia.
Few evergreen perennials are as obliging as bergenias.