How to grow Bergenia from seeds 青海白菜種子孵法
Bergenia is very hardy evergreen perennial. Mature size is about 20-30cm in height. Green foliage turn purple red in fall. Bergenia crassifolia ‘Autumn Red’ is more obvious. Drought tolerant once established. Prefers partial shade location.
青海白菜（Bergenia crassifolia）是岩白菜屬的一個品種.高約20-30cm,葉呈匙狀常綠冬呈紫紅色,非常耐寒耐蔭,有的品種的耐旱性不差. Bergenia crassifolia ‘Autumn Red’是冬天葉色有明顯由綠轉紫紅秋色的品種.
Here is how to grow Bergenias from seeds 青海白菜(岩白菜)種子孵法
The best is grow in fall or winter, the second best time is in spring. Seedlings usually flower next year.
1.Use a clean container with lid to fill with potting soil.
2.Seeds are rather small so moist the soil first then vibrate them on the paper by gently tapping the paper in line.
3.Keep the lid on, place the container in partial shade warm environment. They should germinate around 2-3 weeks.
4.Keep seedling in partial shade location after seed germinated. When they have 4 true leaves than they are can be transplanted to ground or individual pot in place is partial shade with good air flow. Do not let seedlings dry out.
4.種子發芽後要繼續保濕半日照,長到4片本葉後移植成一株一盆或地植在半日照通風的環境. Have fun! 種植愉快!
I must try this. You’ve given good clear instructions. I keep meaning to grow Bergenias as I know that they are well suited to my (normally) dry weather and light soil. I was wondering, how much shade would say they tolerate?
Thank you for the comment, I am glad you appreciate my info.
I have tried to put them under big shade tree and they are still growing well! The 3rd image is from my client’s back yard right under 2 large maple and 1 very big oak. So you should have fun of growing them! 🙂
Thanks for your helpful reply. It was under a tree I was hoping to grow them. Shall be adding this to my ‘to do’ list.
You are welcome! Let me know how did it go when you give it a try. 🙂