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BERGENIA Rotblum (elephant’s ears)

BERGENIA Rotblum (elephant’s ears)

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Bergenia cordifolia ‘Rotblum’, commonly known as elephant’s ears ‘Rotblum’

  • Common Name: Elephant’s Ears ‘Rotblum’
  • Type: Clump-forming, evergreen perennial
  • Height: Up to 50 centimeters (19.7 inches)
  • Foliage: Leathery, wavy-edged green leaves, beautifully tinted bronze-red, especially in winter.
  • Flowers: Clusters of rosy-red blooms on stout red stems in spring.

Key Features:

  1. Year-Round Interest: The large, wavy-edged leaves remain evergreen, providing visual appeal even during colder months.
  2. Spring Showstopper: When spring arrives, ‘Rotblum’ bursts forth with its striking rosy-red flowers, creating a delightful contrast against the foliage.
  3. Versatile Placement: Ideal for various garden settings:
    • Ground cover
    • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
    • City and courtyard gardens
    • Coastal landscapes
    • Cottage and informal gardens

Growing Tips:

  • Soil: Prefers most humus-rich soils but dislikes extremes of heat and drought.
  • Propagation: Divide or root rhizome sections in autumn or spring.
  • Hardiness: Rated as H5 (fully hardy).
  • Position: Can thrive in full shade, full sun, or partial shade.
  • Drought Resistance: Yes, it can withstand dry spells.
  • Floral Use: Consider using its blooms in floral arrangements.

Why Choose ‘Rotblum’?

  • Color Contrast: The bronze-red foliage adds warmth and depth to your garden.
  • Low Maintenance: Once established, it requires minimal care.
  • Texture: The leathery leaves create an interesting texture in your landscape.
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