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Bergenia ciliata

Elephant's ear

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height0.25m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPink-white
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Bergenia ciliata (Elephant's ear). This species produces large rounded leaves which are about 30cm wide and are fringed with red hairs. It will produce delicate white-pink blooms

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

India

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, ground cover.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • 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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