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Elephant's Ears, Heartleaf Bergenia, Pig Squeak
Hardy and semi-evergreen, heartleaf bergenia is native to the woodlands and rocky terrain of the Himalayas and Tibet. It is a clump-forming perennial with large, rounded, dark green, leathery leaves. In early spring it produces stout clusters of small, nodding, pink, cup-shaped flowers. Its foliage turns wine red in autumn. A fine cultivar is 'Winter Glow', which has particularly beautiful rosy-bronze foliage all winter.
This perennial prefers part sun or shade and protection from harsh, drying winds. It thrives best in cool, fertile soil that has good drainage. Plant it in dappled sun at the edge of a wooded border or rock garden.
8 - 1
3 - 8
A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
10"-20" / 25.4cm - 50.8cm (20)
Early Spring, Spring
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Red, Burgundy, Bronze
Alpine, Edging, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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