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Bergenia

 

Elephant's Ears (Bergenia)

Bergenia are clump-forming, rhizomatous, evergreen perennials. They produce rosettes of thick, leathery, mid-green leaves and pink flowers produced in a cyme. In cooler climates, the leaves may turn red in the autumn. Most varieties have cone-shaped flowers in varying shades of pink.

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plant Features
  • Elephants Ears (Bergenia) likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Elephants Ears (Bergenia) likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Elephants Ears (Bergenia) is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Elephants Ears (Bergenia) likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

 
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plant information

Common name

Elephant's Ears (Bergenia)

Latin name

Bergenia

type

Evergreens

family

Saxifragaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Elephants Ears (Bergenia) likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Elephants Ears (Bergenia) is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Elephants Ears (Bergenia) likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

  • Water

    Elephants Ears (Bergenia) likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Elephants Ears (Bergenia) is 0.60meters x 0.60meters 0.60 M 0.60 M

Bergenia

Bergenia are clump-forming, rhizomatous, evergreen perennials. They produce rosettes of thick, leathery, mid-green leaves and pink flowers produced in a cyme. In cooler climates, the leaves may turn red in the autumn. Most varieties have cone-shaped flowers in varying shades of pink.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

They prefer sun but will grow in shady areas as well. Plants can grow to about 24 in (61 cm) tall and 24 in (61 cm) wide. They do well in most soils, but moist, humus-rich soil is preferable. Exposure and dry soils tend to stunt growth, but can enhance the winter leaf colours. In areas with cold, strong winter winds, protection from the wind may be required. Plant them 12 to 18 inches apart early in the spring to fill the area without crowding them out.

 

Flowering Season

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Watch for flowers in the early spring. Bergenia will grow a spike from 12 to 16 inches tall, and the tiny, bell-shaped blooms will cover the spikes in flowers. These flowers remain for a number of weeks, then begin to die off.

 
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