April Plant Of The Month – Bergenia

Bergenia are known as Elephants’ ears because of their large glossy leaves which become tinged with red in cold weather.  They are evergreen so make good ground cover and are easy to grow.

The flowers appear on upright stems in various shades of bright pink and white.  They are good for pollinators.

They grow in most places except permanent wet soil where they tend to rot and in deep shade they often won’t flower.  In early Spring remove any leaves that have become blackened.  As the clumps become larger it is easy to propagate Bergenias through division.

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