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Bergenia Elephant's Ears

Bergenia spp.

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Also known as

Elephant-Eared Saxifrage

Podlaskie - Suprasl - Kopna Gora - Arboretum - Bergenia cordifolia - plant by Athantor (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

2m

50cm

Min

50cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Bergenia Elephant's Ears
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Overview

Bergenia is a small genus containing 10 species of clump-forming, rhizomatous, evergreen perennials native to Central Asia. Grown for their foliage and flowers, they make good ground cover plants and are often grown in containers. The leaves are large, teardrop-shaped and leathery in texture with toothed edges or waxy coatings. Green in colour most of the year, but displaying pretty autumn colour in cooler climates. Flowers are usually cone-shaped and in shades of red, pink, white and purple.

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Propagation

Seed

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Special Features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

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