This species of Bergenia I found here in California and was slightly surprised to see it resembling our both Himalayan species B. ciliata and B. stracheyi. I ultimately identified it as B. x Schmidtii, a popular ornamental here considered to be a hybrid between Himalayan B. ciliata and Siberian B. crassifolia. The species has often also gone under the name Saxifraga ligulata (old name for our Himalayan plant) var. speciosa.
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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