2 Litre Pot
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Average
- Flowering Period: April-May
- Hardiness: Fully hardy
- Eventual Height: 50cm
- Eventual Spread: 50cm
Bergenia Purpurascens, commonly known as Elephant Ears, holder of the much coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a hardy clump forming evergreen perennial, with broad, ovate, leathery looking leaves that turns red/purple in the autumn. From early Spring the Bergenia produce clusters of bell shaped deep pink flowers on erect reddish stems. Often used as a ground cover plant within the flower border, on sloping banks or a shaded area beneath deciduous trees or hedge or roses.
Looking After Your Bergenia Purpurascens
Generally pest and disease free, an easy to grow evergreen herbaceous perennial in many if not all locations. A low maintenance ground cover plant preferring a humus rich soil, and although tolerant to most conditions Bergenia are well suited to any dry area under the shade of a deciduous tree / hedge or slopping bank. Equally at home in an informal cottage planting scheme or town garden. throughout the year remove any damaged or dying foliage and spent flower spikes to help deter any hungry slugs or snails. in the Autumn provide a good mulch of well rotted garden compost or leaf mould which will also help to protect the roots in the colder months. Propagate by division to increase stock or re-locate can be achieved during late Autumn or early Spring when a sprinkling of fertiliser can be added to encourage fresh new growth.