Elephants ears

Bergenia 'Beethoven'

Elephants ears - Bergenia  'Beethoven'

Common Name: Elephants ears
Genus: Bergenia
Cultivar: 'Beethoven'

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.40 m (40 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: March & April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Will tolerant a wide range of soil moisture levels

In the Royal Horticultural Society's Encyclopedia of Perennials this plant is described as 'superb'. Like all Bergenias it makes a tough and handsome evergreen groundcover which is ideal for carpeting the ground under trees and shrubs. The lush foliage is a rich green and holds its colour well throughout the winter. In early spring this fine cultivar produces sprays of white flowers which develop a pink blush as they mature. They make a welcome addition to the early spring garden while the foliage provides more enduring interest.

  • Garden care: After flowering remove faded flowerheads. Cut off damaged foliage in spring. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring.

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