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Bergenia Moench. Saxifraginaceae. Elephant's ears. Named for Karl August von Bergen (1704-1759), physician and botanist, professor at Viadrina University, Frankfurt.
Oakeley, Dr. Henry F. (2013) Wellcome Library notes.


Bergenia emeiensis was introduced to the UK by the great plantsman Roy Lancaster. It came from Mt Emei in Sichuan, China.

Geographical distribution

  • Asia-Temperate, China

Bergenia emeiensis C.Y.Wu ex J.T.Pan

Genus: Bergenia
Species: emeiensis C.Y.Wu ex J.T.Pan
Common names: Elephant's Ear
Distribution summary: China
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Habitat: Limestone ledges, limestone turf
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Plants of the World (B)
Flowering months: March, April
Reason for growing: Commemorative

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