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Bergenia ciliata ‘Wilton’

Elephants' ears

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Flowers

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Plant does flower in May

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Bergenia ciliata 'Wilton'
  • Common name: Elephants' ears
  • Family: Saxifragaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Bergenia ciliata is an excellent ground-cover plant, native to the Himalayas. It has large green, furry leaves that look beautiful when coated in dew on summer mornings. Pretty pink or pink-white flowers appear in early spring on short stems.

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Bergenia ciliata ‘Wilton’ is an extremely dramatic looking cultivar, as its hairy, grey-pink leaves grow to 50cm across. For best results grow in partial shade to avoid leaf scorch, and encourage the leaves to grow as large as possible by mulching annually with well-rotted compost or manure.

How to grow Bergenia 'Wilton'

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    45cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

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Do not Divide in June

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Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Bergenia 'Wilton' and wildlife

Bergenia 'Wilton' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Bergenia 'Wilton' poisonous?

Bergenia 'Wilton' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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