“The many great gardens of the world… all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” –Thomas Moore (1478-1535)
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Bergenia spp.

Elephant Ears

Garden(s):

Shade, Border

Type:

Perennial

Height:

38-45 cm (15-18 in)

Spread:

60-90 cm (24-36 in)

Light:

Part shade, Full shade

Water:

Heavy

Zone:

4

Bloom Time:

April, May

Bloom Colour:

Pink

Foliage Colour:

Deep Green

Soil:

Adaptable

Notes:

Versatile and easy to grow. Evergreen perennial (never cut back may prevent flowering or harm plant). Large leaves 8 - 10 inches (20-25 cm) green turning reddish-bronze in fall. Landscape use - mixed borders, rock gardens, ground cover and containers.