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Bergenia x schmidtii (Schmidt elephant ear)

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 x schmidtii

Other names

Schmidt elephant ear

Genus

Bergenia Bergenia

Species

B. x schmidtii - B. x schmidtii is a clump-forming, evergreen perennial, with large, ovate, dark-green leaves sparsely fringed with hairs. Rose-pink flowers in spring.


Bergenia x schmidtii is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Rose-pink 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

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Bergenia x schmidtii (Schmidt elephant ear) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in most humus-rich soils, but avoid heat and 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

Botanical name

Bergenia x schmidtii

Other names

Schmidt elephant ear

Genus

Bergenia Bergenia

Species

B. x schmidtii - B. x schmidtii is a clump-forming, evergreen perennial, with large, ovate, dark-green leaves sparsely fringed with hairs. Rose-pink flowers in spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Rose-pink 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

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Bergenia x schmidtii (Schmidt elephant ear) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in most humus-rich soils, but avoid heat and 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 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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