Bergenia purpurascens

Bergenia purpurascens, the purple bergenia, is a species of flowering plant in the family Saxifragaceae, native to Nepal, the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Tibet, south-central China, and Myanmar.[1] The species, its putative variety Bergenia purpurascens var. delavayi, and its cultivar 'Irish Crimson' have all gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[2][3][4] A useful feature in the garden is the visual interest that its foliage provides by turning a deep beet red during the winter.[5]

Bergenia purpurascens
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In bloom
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Botanical illustration
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Bergenia
Species:
B. purpurascens
Binomial name
Bergenia purpurascens
Synonyms[1]
  • Bergenia delavayi (Franch.) Engl.
  • Saxifraga delavayi Franch.
  • Saxifraga purpurascens Hook.f. & Thomson

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bergenia purpurascens (Hook.f. & Thomson) Engl". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Bergenia purpurascens purple bergenia". The Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 8 April 2021. Synonyms; Bergenia beesiana
  3. ^ "Bergenia purpurascens var. delavayi Delavay bergenia". The Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Bergenia purpurascens 'Irish Crimson' purple bergenia 'Irish Crimson'". The Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 8 April 2021. Synonyms; Bergenia purpurascens 'Glasnevin', Bergenia 'Helen Dillon'
  5. ^ "Bergenia purpurascens". Plant Finder. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 8 April 2021.