Elephant-eared saxifrage

A popular garden shrub.
Common name : Elephant-eared saxifrage
Scientific name : Bergenia spp.
Family : Saxifragaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Cold-sensitive
Cold-sensitive
Sun loving
Sun loving
Bergenia - the elephant-eared saxifrage - is a genus of ten species of flowering plants in the family Saxifragaceae native to central Asia, and popular as garden subjects. They are clump-forming evergreen perennials with a spirally arranged rosette of leathery, ovate or cordate, 6–35 cm long leaves and pink flowers produced in a cyme. Most cultivated varieties have cone-shaped flowers in varying shades from almost white to ruby red and purple. Among the species, Bergenia crassifolia is the most widely grown garden plant, especially the cultivar Bergenia cordifolia 'Purpurea.' '

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 30 - 60
pH 6 - 8

Plant my elephant-eared saxifrage

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my elephant-eared saxifrage

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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