Bergenia crassifolia
Bergenia crassifolia by Nick.jpg
Bergenia crassifolia, like many of its congeners, was originally believed to be a saxifrage
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Unranked: Angiosperms
Unranked: Eudicots
Unranked: Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Bergenia
Species: B. crassifolia
Binomial name
Bergenia crassifolia
(L.) Fritsch

Bergenia crassifolia var. crassifolia
Bergenia crassifolia var. pacifica


Bergenia cordifolia (Haw.) Sternb.
Saxifraga cordifolia
Saxifraga crassifola

Bergenia crassifolia, the badan, Siberian tea, Mongolian tea, leather bergenia, winter-blooming bergenia, heartleaf bergenia, elephant's ears or elephant-ears, is a plant species in the genus Bergenia. It is about 12 inches tall. The leaves are spoon-shaped. One cultivar is Bergenia crassifolia 'Autumn Red.'

B. crassifolia contains the polyphenols arbutin[1], kaempferol 3-lathyroside, catechin 3-O-gallate[2], tannins and the pectin bergenan[


  1. Bergenia cordifolia (Haw.) Sternb.
  2. Bergenia pacifica Kom.
  3. Saxifraga cordifolia Haw.
  4. Saxifraga crassifolia L. (basionym)

Common NamesEdit

Elephant Ear's, Siberian Tea


  • Hardy to zone 3
  • Prefers moist soil, but tolerant of droughts


  • Can be used for making tea
  • Rabbit resistent