Ber·​ge·​nia | \ (ˌ)bər-ˈgē-nē-ə, -nyə \

Definition of Bergenia

1 : a genus of perennial spring-blooming herbs (family Saxifragaceae) native to central and eastern Asia that have large thick rootstocks which produce typical colonies or clumps of plants with very thick heavy leaves
2 bergenia plural bergenia or bergenias : any plant of the genus Bergenia Foliage accents include clumps of big-leafed bergenias, moved in from an inauspicious spot in front of the house. — Valerie Sudol, Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey), 13 May 2010 The foliage of bergenia isn't as large as hosta, but the plants feature clusters of bell-shaped flowers from white to different shades of pink.— Jodi Torpey, Denver Post, 30 May 2008

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History and Etymology for Bergenia

New Latin, from Karl A. von Bergen †1760 German physician and botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Bergenia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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