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Bergenia x schmidtii

Elephants' ears

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Flowers

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  • Botanical name: Bergenia x schmidtii
  • Common name: Elephants' ears
  • Family: Saxifragaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Bergenia x schmidtii is an evergreen perennial, bearing large, glossy leaves resembling elephants’ ears. It bears pretty pink flowers in April and May, and also offers excellent winter interest.

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A tough plant, Bergenia x schmidtii prefers moist but well-drained soil, but will tolerate much poorer soil. Plants will quickly form dense clumps. For best results, divide clumps every three to five years to maintain their vigour.

How to grow Bergenia schmidtii

  • Plant size

    50cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, south facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

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

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

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 not Prune in April

Do not 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 schmidtii and wildlife

Bergenia schmidtii is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Bergenia schmidtii poisonous?

Bergenia schmidtii 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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