Storalapė bergenija – Bergenia crassifolia

Storalapė bergenija

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameStoralapė bergenija
Latin plant nameBergenia crassifolia L. Frifsch.
English plant nameSiberian Tea Bergenia
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Pods
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Cemetery
  • Water bodies and coastal
  • Solitaire
  • Combination with woody plants
  • Borders
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • wet soils
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
  • Half heliophobic
Spacing, cmFrom 40 to 50
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • short – 21-40 cm
  • middle height – 41- 60 cm
Habitusflower with expressive habitus, for design as accent
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • red, red tints
Blooming time
  • spring - April Second Decade - June First Decade
Blooming period1 month
General ornamentalityvery decorative
Ornamentality duration, months6
Grouplogn-lived perennial (grown 7 and more years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds, scrub division, rhizome parts. Seeds are sown into boxes or cold beds in Autumn. Seedlings are replanted into boxes, later in the final growing place. Seedlings are weak, so must be protected from direct sun. Flower blooms in the third or fourth year. Seeds are small. 6000 -10000 seeds per 1 gram. Plant is propagated by rhizome parts in Spring or Autumn (August). Rhizome parts are planted in beds with 30-40 cm space. Some leaves can be cut off. Plants should be watered during the first two weeks.

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