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Bergenia stracheyi

Elephant's ear

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPink-white
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Bergenia stracheyi (Elephant's ear). This species has small leaves which are wedge-shaped. It will produce clusters of cup-shaped deep pink to white flowers which will bloom in early spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, ground cover.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°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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