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Bergenia cordifolia ‘Tubby Andrews’

Elephant's Ears

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.5m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourMid pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen and cream to green and pink

Description

Bergenia cordifolia ‘Tubby Andrews’ (Elephant's Ears). This cultivar has variegated green and cream leaves, which turn green and pink in autumn and winter. Deep rust red flower stalks set off the mid pink, round petalled flowers, which have red centres.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Central Asia

Interest and use

Year-round foliage interest and grown for flowers

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

Any well drained soil.

Propagation

Propagation is by division in the spring after flowering.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Dry brown rot, slugs, snails and caterpillars. Vine weevil and leaf spot may be a problem.

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