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Bergenia crassifolia (Elephant's Ears, Bergenia)

Type Herbaceous flower, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Spring), Dark green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Bergenia crassifolia:

  • 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 cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Bergenia crassifolia

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Bergenia crassifolia:

  • Winter/early spring flowering herbaceous plant for early colour and extended seasonal interest
  • Outstanding large evergreen foliage
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
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Common Missspellings: Burgenia, Berginea, Burgenea, Baginia, Bajinea