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

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.4m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Bergenia 'Bressingham White'

Other names

Elephant's ears 'Bressingham White', Elephant-eared saxifrage 'Bressingham White'

Genus

Bergenia Bergenia

Variety or Cultivar

'Bressingham White' _ 'Bressingham White' is a clump-forming, rhizomatous, evergreen perennial with broadly ovate to rounded, dark green leaves and erect racemes of white flowers in spring.


Bergenia 'Bressingham White' is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green in Summer; Flushed 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

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Bergenia 'Bressingham White' (Elephant's ears 'Bressingham White') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Avoid hot, dry conditions. Tolerates exposed positions and poor soil.

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 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 White'

Other names

Elephant's ears 'Bressingham White', Elephant-eared saxifrage 'Bressingham White'

Genus

Bergenia Bergenia

Variety or Cultivar

'Bressingham White' _ 'Bressingham White' is a clump-forming, rhizomatous, evergreen perennial with broadly ovate to rounded, dark green leaves and erect racemes of white flowers in spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green in Summer; Flushed red in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Caterpillars , Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Bergenia 'Bressingham White' (Elephant's ears 'Bressingham White') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Avoid hot, dry conditions. Tolerates exposed positions and poor soil.

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 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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