This species of Bergenia is very unique and much sought after by collectors. The large, rounded leaves are covered on both sides with soft, downy hairs. Bergenia ciliata, commonly called fringed bergenia, hairy leaf bergenia or winter begonia, is a large-leaved, slow-growing, clump-forming perennial that typically. This topic provides information about the cultivation practices of Bergenia ciliata.
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The flowers are boiled and then pickled. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. A juice or powder of the whole plant is used to treat urinary troubles in Nepal. The juice of the leaves is used as drops to relieve earaches.
The root is used as a tonic in the treatment of fevers, diarrhoea and pulmonary affections[,]. The root juice is used to treat coughs and colds, haemorrhoids, asthma and urinary problems. Externally, the root is bruised and applied as a poultice to boils and ophthalmia, it is also considered helpful in relieving backache[, ]. The root of this plant has a high reputation in indigenous systems of medicine for dissolving stones in the kidneys.
A good ground cover plant, forming a slowly spreading clump[, ]. Succeeds in full sun or light shade in most soils but prefers a deep fertile soil that does not dry out fully.
Grows well in heavy clay soils. Plants are at their best in a medium-heavy soil.
Succeeds in shade or semi-shade-. The leaf colour is best when plants are grown in a poor soil in a sunny position. This species is only hardy in sheltered gardens of south and west Britain. If the leaves are cut back by frost then they are soon replaced by fresh leaves in the spring. The roots of this plant are commonly collected from the wild for medicinal purposes. Overcollection in many areas of its range are a cause for conservation concern.
Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits.
The different species of this genus will hybridise freely when grown near each other. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form.
Bergenia ciliata – Wikipedia
Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. Seed – surface sow in a greenhouse. Make sure that the compost does not dry out. Fresh seed, sown as bergdnia as it is ripe in late spring is liable to germinate better than stored seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse berggenia at least their first winter.
Plant them out into ciliat permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in late spring after flowering or in autumn. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted straight into their permanent positions whilst smaller clumps are best potted up and kept in a cold frame until they are growing away well. Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Brrgenia a list of references used on this page please go here.
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Bergenia ciliata – Haw. Asia – Himalayas from Afghanistan to E. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Bergenia ciliata is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0. It is hardy to zone UK 7 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf all year, in flower from March to May.
The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs. It can grow in semi-shade light woodland or no shade. It prefers moist soil. QR Code What’s this? Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. Please view the copyright link for more information. On moist rocks and under forest shade, – metres in Kashmir. Thu Oct 14