Betula utilis, Aconitum heterophyllum, Bergenia
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.
Fritsch, a species in the Bergenia
genus belongs to the family Saxifragaceae, the order Rosales, is commonly known as badan (Rus = [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), Siberian tea, Mongolian tea, leather bergenia
, or elephant's ears.
Families Species Parts of the plant Schisandraceae Schisandra chinensis Vine, berry, leaf Saxifragaceae Bergenia
pacifica Leaf Berberidaceae Berberis amurensis Leaf Caprifoliaceae Viburnum sargentii Leaf, berry Grossulariaceae Ribes mandshuricum Leaf Rutaceae Phellodendron amurense Fruit Rosaceae Aronia melanocarpa Fruit Rosa acicularis Fruit Araliaceae Eleutherococcus senticosus Leaf Panax ginseng Leaf, root Table 2: Morphometry of phytoliths of Berberis amurensis.
Today it is known as Bergenia
cordifolia, the heart-leafed plant.
Adult beetles feed on the leaves of many herbaceous plants and shrubs, including rhododendron, euonymus, epimedium and bergenia
Depending on the aspect you can grow a whole tapestry of delights, try Heuchera, Sedum, Ajuga and Bergenia
, often called elephants ears, got a stuffy reputation from being overused in dowdy Victorian shrubberies.
In MNP, grey goral was recorded in moist temperate coniferous forests that included plant species such as Pinus wallichiana (Blue pine), Abies pindrow (Fir), Picea smithiana (Indian Spruce), Cedrus deodara (Himalayan cedar), and Quercus floribunda (Oak); shrubs Viburnum nervosum (Viburnum), Indigofera heterantha (Indigo Bush), Berberis aristata (Indian Barberry), Betula utilis (Himalayan birch), Juniperus communis (common juniper), and the herbs Bergenia
stracheyi (Rockfoil), Impatiens edgeworthii (Himalayan balsam), Rumex nepalensis (Nepal Dock), Polygonum amplexicaule (Bistort) and Artimisia spp.
is a plant I associate with older gardens, perhaps it just isn't so fashionable nowadays.
Winter evergreen perennials are few and far between but exceedingly useful, Bergenia
cordifolia 'Purpurea' is one of the best.
codifolia (heart-shaped leaves remember) is also known as Elephant's Ears and Pig Squeak, the latter because when you rub two leaves together, they squeak