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Bergenia ‘Eroica’

Elephant's Ears

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height0.15m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.5m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourMid pink
  • Leaf ColourMid green to red
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Bergenia ‘Eroica’ (Elephant's Ears). This popular cultivar has green leaves edged in red, which turn a deep red in autumn and winter. Mid pink flowers with yellow centres are bourne on red stems.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Central Asia

Interest and use

Grown mainly for year-round foliage interest, but also for attractive flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Loamy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

Prefers moist soil and a semi-shaded position.

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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