Bergenia Bressingham White


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Common Name: Elephants Ears
Size: 2-3 Litre
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This plant has won a RHS award

2-3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Flowering Period: March-April
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Eventual Height: 0.1-0.5m
  • Eventual Spread: 0.1-0.5m

Bergenia Bressingham White, commonly known as ‘Elephants Ears’, holder of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, is an evergreen clump forming, herbaceous perennial with broad ovate, mid green leathery leaves, similar to an elephants ears, changing through various shades of red / bronze in the colder Winter months, from early spring the Bergenia produces erect racemes of pure white bell shaped flowers. The Bressingham White provides a stunning addition to any garden when planted in mass as ground cover, adding plenty of colour to the seamlessly boring ground level of a border, eye catching when covered with frost.

Looking After Your Bergenia Bressingham White

Generally pest and disease free, an easy to grow herbaceous perennial in many if not all locations. A low maintenance plant which can benefit from planting in a humus rich soil, and although tolerant of most conditions Bergenia are well suited to any dryer areas under the shade of a deciduous tree / hedge or slopping bank, suppressing any weeds and brightening an otherwise dull spot. Remove any damaged or dead leaves throughout the year and cut back spent flower spikes, this will also help deter any slugs or snails. During the Autumn provide a good mulch of well rotted garden compost or leaf mould. Autumn or early Spring is also a good time to propagate by division of the larger clumps for planting in other locations.

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