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Bergenia ‘Ballawley’

Elephant's ear

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height0.2m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPink-red shades
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Bergenia ‘Ballawley’ (Elephant's ear). Bears large, rounded to oval, flat, dark green leaves, turning dark red in winter. Racemes of cup-shaped, bright pink-red flowers grow on red stems in spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Rock gardens Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

This plant needs shelter from cold winds.

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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