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Bergenia 'Bressingham Ruby' (Elephant's ears 'Bressingham Ruby')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Bergenia 'Bressingham Ruby'

Other names

Elephant's ears 'Bressingham Ruby'

Genus

Bergenia Bergenia

Variety or Cultivar

'Bressingham Ruby' _ 'Bressingham Ruby' is a clump-forming evergreen perennial with large leaves that turn dark-red in cold weather. Rose-red flowers on red stems in spring.


Bergenia 'Bressingham Ruby' is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Reddish pink in Spring

Foliage

Flushed red, Green in Summer; Dark-red in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Caterpillars , Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil Caterpillars , Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Bergenia 'Bressingham Ruby' (Elephant's ears 'Bressingham Ruby') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in most humus-rich soils, but not in positions of heat or drought.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Bergenia 'Bressingham Ruby'

Other names

Elephant's ears 'Bressingham Ruby'

Genus

Bergenia Bergenia

Variety or Cultivar

'Bressingham Ruby' _ 'Bressingham Ruby' is a clump-forming evergreen perennial with large leaves that turn dark-red in cold weather. Rose-red flowers on red stems in spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Reddish pink in Spring

Foliage

Flushed red, Green in Summer; Dark-red in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Caterpillars , Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Bergenia 'Bressingham Ruby' (Elephant's ears 'Bressingham Ruby') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in most humus-rich soils, but not in positions of heat or drought.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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