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Bergenia ‘Morgenrote’

Elephant's ear

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to May
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.7m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourRed-purple
  • Leaf ColourDeep-green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Bergenia ‘Morgenrote’ (Elephant's ear). An evergreen, clump forming perennial with rounded, crinkled and deep green leaves. Spiked, open cup-shaped, deep red-purple flowers are borne in spring, often followed by a second crop in summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their leaves which make good ground cover. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will tolerate sun or shade in any well drained soil, but the leaf colour is best on poor soil and in full sun.

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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