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Mark Billiau.

Pro Member, region Antwerp, Belgium


Bergenia is a plant native to the Western Himalayas, Afghanistan & Tadzhikistan and likes to grow on moist rocky slopes.

This very hardy species can grow in climates with extreme temperatures ranging from about -40°C to +50°C.
It's getting more and more popular in European gardens.

Common names for Bergenia are “pigsqueak” (due to the sound produced when two leaves are rubbed together) and “elephant’s ears” (due to the shape of the leaves).

Dutch name : Schoenlappersplant
German name : Himalaja-Bergenie
Latin name : Bergenia ciliata x stracheyi

Comments 29

  • Jacques BURY 03/31/2012 18:40

    Just perfect.*****
  • Bernhard Kuhlmann 03/30/2012 11:12

    Einfach nur schön !
    Gruß Bernd
  • willy ombret 03/30/2012 10:59

    très jolie prise de vue
    willy ombret
  • Angelika El. 03/29/2012 22:04

    Wunderschön, diese Bergenienblüten in der zarten Farbe!
    Bei uns ist es so trocken , da leiden selbst die robusten Bergenien!


  • Mohr Wilfried 03/29/2012 17:54

    Klasse Motiv und beste Schärfe.
    Gruß Wilfried
  • viola d 03/28/2012 22:15

    I'm not so much for pink colour but the plant is beautiful.
    And so well captured! Bw, Viola
  • MAURICE CLEGG 03/28/2012 21:42

    great framing with the diagonal leaves.
    superb detail with great natural colours.
    top class mark.
    regards, maurice.
  • Günter Nau 03/28/2012 19:04

    Die Blumen kommen gut. Ein Bild, daß mir wirklich gefällt. Auch die Präsentation ist 1 A.
    Grüße Günter
  • jane B 03/28/2012 16:51

    Ich mag die Bergenia, bei mir im Garten ist es doch nicht so weit ...
    Dein Bild ist wirklich sehr schön : dans mes favoris !
  • Silvia Simonato. 03/28/2012 16:28

    Bellísimo macro, muy delicada imagen!!!
    Saludos Silvia
  • qRudi 03/28/2012 13:43

    Perfect in elk detail.
    Haarscherp werk.
  • Adele Oliver 03/28/2012 1:06

    I never knew the name of this pretty plant .... see so many of them around here. An excellent capture in fine light showing all the fine nuances of pink and the details !!! How very interesting your text - great the nicknames !!
    greetings, Adele
  • Massimo Gherardi 03/27/2012 21:29

    Very nice macro with a good composition.
    Best regards, Massimo
  • Deryck 03/27/2012 21:05

    Beautiful! Very popular in my garden too :-)
  • BRYAN CRUTE 03/27/2012 20:44

    Captured in excellent detail and composed well

  • Lawson McCulloch 03/27/2012 20:39

    A very beautiful shot with lovely soft colours and fine detail.
    best wishes from Lawson.
  • Norbert Kappenstein 03/27/2012 20:36

    Prächtig blüht sie. Eine sehr schöne Aufnahme.
    LG Norbert
  • Bergjäger 03/27/2012 18:21

    Wunderschön gelungen!!
    LG Bergjäger
  • Daniela Cognigni 03/27/2012 12:36

    Fioriscono anche sotto la neve, ne ho diversi cespugli, mi piacciono molto quei fiori rosa.
    Ciao Mark, buona giornata.
  • Alfredo Yanez 03/27/2012 11:41

    Excelente macro, muy buena composición!
    Felicitaciones Mark!!!
    Saludos & buena luz!*
  • Heinz Janovsky 03/27/2012 11:39

    Wunderschöne Blüten, wie aus Porzellan.
    Gruß Heinz
  • J o s e f 03/27/2012 11:06

    well done image!!
    kind regards, josef
  • aline64 03/27/2012 9:36

    très belle cette fleur de bergenia, j'ai les mêmes, jolie macro beaux détails
  • Sigrid E 03/27/2012 9:35

    Eine wunderschöne Blüte mit tollen Farben, die schärfe sitzt perfekt!!
  • s. sabine krause 03/27/2012 9:31

    "pigsqueak" sounds right to me! not only because of the sound, but also because of the strange cluster-like look of their blossom, which – i have to say it now, sorry! ; )) – in a way reminds me of the valves in an organ that has just been cut off its organism! not my kind of flower for sure – but beautifully photographed as always! ; )))) greetings, sabine.