Bergenia Elephant's Ears

Bergenia spp.

Elephant-Eared Saxifrage

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A green leaved Bergenia plant in a garden
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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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Planning

Flowering time

Spring

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

Central and Eastern Asia

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Compost, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Saxifragaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Purple, Red, White

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