• Eventual height: 0.45m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Bergenia 'Bressingham White'

elephant's ears

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
9cm pot £9.99
£29.97 £27.00
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: March to April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

Bergenias are tough, reliable and undemanding evergreen groundcovers that will grow just about anywhere - and once established, are drought-tolerant. The chunky leaves form a slowly spreading cluster (they look great planted en-masse), from which sprays of bell-shaped flowers emerge in early spring. The flowers of 'Bressingham White' appear in profusion in spring above clumps of large, deep green leaves that it retains throughout the year. The flowers often have a pink flush - particularly when they first emerge (or on younger plants), but when mature, they tend to be clear white.

A firm favourite of Edwardian garden designer Gertrude Jekyll, and plantswoman Beth Chatto, this sturdy plant should be planted in groups as ground cover, for edging borders or providing a foil for delicate foliage plants.

  • Garden care:
    Plant in a sunny or partially shaded spot with a scoop of organic matter such as well-rotted or bagged compost. Water in well, and keep the area moist until the plant is well established. After flowering remove faded flowerheads, and snip off any tatty or old leaves as and when necessary. Mulch annually to promote growth, and lift and divide large clumps in early spring.
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