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  • elephant's ears (syn. Silverlight)
  • Eventual height: 0.45m
  • Eventual spread: 0.45m

Bergenia 'Silberlicht'

elephant's ears (syn. Silverlight)

RHS award of garden merit £6.99
Pot size 9cm pot
9cm pot
3 × 9cm pots
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: any soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: March to April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    From early to mid spring, white flowers with pink sepals appear on the red-flushed stems, and slowly turn pink as they age. These flowers look luminous against the backdrop of the rich-green foliage, making this popular cultivar a very effective choice for shadier positions.

    Tall spikes clothed in pure white flowers that fade to pink appear in spring above large, mid-green leaves. A favourite of plantswoman Beth Chatto, this robust plant is great for edging well-trodden paths or planted in groups as ground cover, or providing a foil for delicate plants.

  • Garden care: After flowering remove faded flowerheads. Cut off damaged foliage in spring. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring.
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