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Bergenia 'Silberlicht' (Elephant's ears 'Silberlicht')

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 'Silberlicht'

Other names

Elephant's ears 'Silberlicht'

Genus

Bergenia Bergenia

Variety or Cultivar

'Silberlicht' _ 'Silberlicht' is an evergreen, clump-forming perennial with oval, mid-green leaves with scalloped margins. White flowers in spring gradually turn pink.


Bergenia 'Silberlicht' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming, Erect, Rounded

Flower

White, Flushed pink in Spring

Foliage

Green, Flushed red, Bronze in Summer

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 'Silberlicht' (Elephant's ears 'Silberlicht') 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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Bergenia 'Silberlicht'

Other names

Elephant's ears 'Silberlicht'

Genus

Bergenia Bergenia

Variety or Cultivar

'Silberlicht' _ 'Silberlicht' is an evergreen, clump-forming perennial with oval, mid-green leaves with scalloped margins. White flowers in spring gradually turn pink.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming, Erect, Rounded


Colour

Flower

White, Flushed pink in Spring

Foliage

Green, Flushed red, Bronze in Summer


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 'Silberlicht' (Elephant's ears 'Silberlicht') 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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