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Bergenia 'Sunningdale' (Elephant's ears 'Sunningdale')

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 'Sunningdale'

Other names

Elephant's ears 'Sunningdale'

Genus

Bergenia Bergenia

Variety or Cultivar

'Sunningdale' _ 'Sunningdale' is a clump-forming, evergreen perennial with large, green leaves that turn copper-red in cold weather. In early spring dark red-pink flowers on red stems appear.


Bergenia 'Sunningdale' is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Reddish pink in Spring

Foliage

Flushed red, Green in Summer; Coppery-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 'Sunningdale' (Elephant's ears 'Sunningdale') 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 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

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Bergenia 'Sunningdale'

Other names

Elephant's ears 'Sunningdale'

Genus

Bergenia Bergenia

Variety or Cultivar

'Sunningdale' _ 'Sunningdale' is a clump-forming, evergreen perennial with large, green leaves that turn copper-red in cold weather. In early spring dark red-pink flowers on red stems appear.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Reddish pink in Spring

Foliage

Flushed red, Green in Summer; Coppery-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 'Sunningdale' (Elephant's ears 'Sunningdale') 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 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

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