Beautiful yet burley.
The bright pink blooms open spring to autumn on green and red stems. Providing lasting and welcome a bright pop of colour over the light to mid green leaves. This is a taller Bergenia with a slightly later flowering season. The evergreen foliage blushes bronze and red with the onset of autumn.
Bergenia are easily utilised and are making a much awaited comeback. They make an excellent foil for the fading foliage of spring bulbs and don’t mind if they are planted in shade or sun. Also useful as a ground cover, edging plant or filler. Both the leaves and the flowers can be used in cut flower arrangements.
The thick, leathery foliage is commonly known as Elephant Ears. The leaves turn bronze in winter as the weather cools.
Plant Bergenia in any well drained soil in a full sun to part shade position. Mulch in autumn and that is about it! You can remove spent flowers and leaves to tidy in spring but they need nary more care than that.
The botanical name of Bergenia was given to honour German botanist and Doctor, Karl August von Bergen (1704-1759).
Supplied as: Pots
Size: 7.5 cm
Spring to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Semi Shade to Full Shade