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When Terra Nova Nurseries of Oregon introduced this particular variety, the blooms reminded them of the cherry blossoms in Japan, hence the name ‘Sakura’. The plant forms a low clump of green leaves which turn to a rich plum red in winter, and it grows to about 15 inches high. The flowers are a vivid shade of bright pink and come in generous clusters of double and semi-double blooms. Like most Bergenias, not only is it beautiful en masse in the landscape, but it can be used in containers, in the front of a border between shrubs, or in a mixed planting bed. It also makes a lovely cut flower. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, in both sun or part shade. Easily divided in spring or early fall. [bergenia sakura 1.jfif]
Sun Exposure: full sun to part shade, ideal in sites with morning sun or all day light shade.
Soil type: most
Soil PH: all
Soil Moisture: average to moist
Care level: Easy (clean up old leaves in spring)
Flower color: bright pink
Bloom time: Spring
Foliage Color: waxy green, turning plum red in winter.
Uses and Characteristics: Good Texture/Form, Attracts Butterflies, Border, Containers, Deer and Rabbit Resistant, Cut flower, Edging, Evergreen, Groundcover. Massed, Woodland
Flower head size: large
Height: 30-35 cm (12-14”)
Spread: 25-30 cm (10-12”)
Growth Rate: Slow.Propagation: By division. They can stay in the same place for many years.
Bergenia “Dragonfly Sakura” Pig-Squeak or Elephant Ears, Zones 2-9
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