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Bergenia - 'Silberlicht' (Bergenia, Elephants Ears)

Type Herbaceous flower, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spreading clump, Architectural Form
Size Ground Hugging / Creeping
Colours Light pink Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Bergenia:
  • Attractive autumn colour
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
Design & Plant Use for Bergenia:
  • Winter/early spring flowering herbaceous plant for early colour and extended seasonal interest
  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest

Common Missspellings: Burgenia, Berginea, Burgenea, Baginia, Bajinea


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Bergenia - 'Silberlicht' (Bergenia, Elephants Ears)