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Bergenia Elephant's Ears

Bergenia spp.

Also known as

Elephant-Eared Saxifrage, Elephant's ear, Megasea

Podlaskie - Suprasl - Kopna Gora - Arboretum - Bergenia cordifolia - plant by Athantor (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








3 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Bergenia Elephant's Ears Overview

Bergenia is a small genus containing 10 species of clump-forming, rhizomatous, evergreen perennials native to Central Asia. Grown for their foliage and flowers, they make good ground cover plants and are often grown in containers. The leaves are large, teardrop-shaped and leathery in texture with toothed edges or waxy coatings. Green in colour most of the year, but displaying pretty autumn colour in cooler climates. Flowers are usually cone-shaped and in shades of red, pink, white and purple.

Common problems with Bergenia Elephant's Ears

How to propagate Bergenia Elephant's Ears



Special features of Bergenia Elephant's Ears

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Bergenia Elephant's Ears

Grown for their leaves which make good ground cover. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Poisonous to Pets

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