Bergenia 'Bressingham White'

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Buy Bergenia 'Bressingham White' elephant's ears: Pure white flowers and handsome deep green leaves

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: any soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: March to April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Commonly known as elephant's ears, because of their large, leathery, oval leaves, bergenias have become fashionable again, thanks both to the number of new cultivars that have become widely available and to their usefulness in the garden. Bergenias are low maintenance, evergreen, will grow in sun or shade and tolerate a wide range of soils, including dry soils and clay.

    The flowers of 'Bressingham White' appear in profusion in spring above large, deep green leaves that it retains throughout the year. The flowers themselves often have a pink flush - particularly when they first emerge or on younger plants, but when mature, the tend to be clear white. A favourite of Edwardian garden designer Gertrude Jekyll and plantswoman Beth Chatto, this sturdy plant should be planted in groups as ground cover, for edging borders or providing a foil for delicate foliage 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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Eventual height & spread

I would but again but haven't seen them at their best yet


I've had 3 of these for just over a year now. All doing well. One flowered the others haven't yet. They've got a bit larger but are slow growing.




Full sun roof garden


Flowering well, doubled in size in a year and the leaves have survived a hot summer and wet winter, looking very healthy. It lives in the most exposed part of a south facing roof garden, so quite a trouper.




Too soon to give 5 stars


It wasn't expected to flower in 2018 and it is a little too early for this year. the foliage is attractive and it has survived a difficult hot summer, I look forward to seeing the first flowers.




I would recommend this plant


The plants were in excellent condition and securely packed.




Different bergenia


I planted this in the dark corner of my seaside garden. It is healthy and seems to grow well, however, I am still waiting for it to flower! Perhaps it just needs linger to settle or maybe the windy site inhibits it somewhat.





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The autumn lipstick reds and pinks

Come autumn the flowers may be fading away, eclipsed by shorter and cooler days, but there’s still plenty of foliage whether on the ground, or held aloft against a sinking sun. Touches of lipstick-red, sombre-burgundy, orange-peel and mustard-seed glow in

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