Elephant's ears

Bergenia 'Abendglut' (syn. Evening Glow)

Elephant's ears  - Bergenia  'Abendglut' (syn. Evening Glow)

Common Name: Elephant's ears
Genus: Bergenia
Cultivar: 'Abendglut' (syn. Evening Glow)

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained




    Commonly known as elephant's ears because of their large leathery oval leaves bergenias have become fashionable again thanks both to the number of new cultivars that have become widely available and to their usefulness in the garden. Bergenias are low maintenance evergreen will grow in sun or shade and tolerate a wide range of soils including dry soils and clay.

    'Abendglut' has vivid magenta flower spikes in spring and dark-green leaves tinged with maroonm that are retained throughout the year. A 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: After flowering remove faded flowerheads. Cut off damaged foliage in spring. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring.


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