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A picture of a Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum'

Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum'

Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

1m

20cm

Min

50cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum' Overview

Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum' (Elephant's Ear) is a slightly wavy leafed evergreen perennial that will provide winter colour and then produce tall red flowers in Spring. Bergenia was a favourite of garden designer Gertrude Jekyll and plants woman Beth Chatto, as it is a robust plant, great for edging well-trodden paths or as ground cover planted in groups.

Common problems with Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum'

May be affected by a leaf spot.

How to harvest Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum'

Generally not harvested

How to propagate Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum'

Rhizomes

Select sections in autumn or spring.

Special features of Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum'

Winter colour

Other uses of Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum'

A low maintenance plant ideal as ground cover under deciduous shrubs on banks & slopes as well as more urban gardens.