BERGENIA ‘SUNNINGDALE’

characteristics

FOLIAGE | HABIT | FLOWER

THIS IS AN EVERGREEN PLANT WITH A MAT FORMING HABIT. IT PRODUCES PURPLE FLOWERS IN EARLY SPRING.

 

ASPECT | SOIL | PH

THIS PLANT LIKES A NORTH/EAST/SOUTH/WEST FACING GARDEN. IT ENJOYS A SHELTERED OR EXPOSED POSITION IN A CHALK, CLAY, SAND OR LOAM SOIL. WILL TOLLERATE ANY SOIL PH.

 

HEIGHT | SPREAD | GROWING TIME

THE PLANT TAKES ROUGHLY 2-5 YEARS TO GAIN FULL HEIGHT AND SPREAD. HEIGHT UP TO 0.5 METRES. SPREAD UP TO 0.5-1.5 METRES.

 

PRUNE | PESTS | DISEASE

REMOVE OLD FLOWERS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND TAKE AWAY ANY DAMAGED LEAVES. FAVOURITE OF SLUGS AND SNAILS, CATERPILLARS, EELWORMS AND VINEWEEVIL. LEAF SPOT EFFECTS THESE PLANTS ASWELL AS BROWN ROT  WHICH MIGHT DAMAGE THE RHIZOMES.

SUGGESTED PLANTING LOCATIONS AND GARDEN TYPES

UNDER PLANTING, FLOWER BORDERS, COURTYARD, COTTAGE AND INFORMAL GARDENS.

Common name:

Elephant’s ear

 sun  rain
Full sun to full shade moist but well drained
 cold  info
H7 (< -20) No special requirements

 

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