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Elephant's ears 'Rotblum'

Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum'

This slightly wavy leafed evergreen perennial will provide winter colour and then produce tall red flowers in Spring. Bergenia was a favourite of garden designer Gertrude Jekyll and plants woman Beth Chatto, as it is a robust plant, great for edging well-trodden paths or as ground cover planted in groups.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Rhizomes
Select sections in autumn or spring.

Special features

Geography

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
A low maintenance plant ideal as ground cover under deciduous shrubs on banks & slopes as well as more urban gardens.

Personality

Family
Saxifragaceae
Flower colour
Purples
Scent
None

Problems

May be affected by a leaf spot.

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