Bergenia ‘Overture’ (Elephant’s ears ‘Overture’) is a clump forming, evergreen, versatile perennial with a striking bell like crimson flower between April and May. Its foliage is more upright than the Bergenia ‘Bressingham White’ The name Elephant ears becomes self explanatory once you see the ear like leaves which remain a deep upright green foliage throughout the year, tinging a deep red in the winter.
They prefer moist but well drained soil and they are not fussy about the type. Position in full sun to partial shade in exposed or sheltered position. Bergenia ‘Overture’ (Elephant’s ears ‘Overture’)’ is fully hardy in the severe UK and European winters with an RHS hardiness rating of H6 meaning they can survive temperatures down to between -15C to -20C.
Bergenia ‘Overture’ (Elephant’s ears ‘Overture’) is generally low maintenance, simply remove the flowerhead after flowering and dead foliage. This hardy resilience, versatility and low maintenance means it makes for the perfect ground cover making it popular amongst landscapers.
Bergenia ‘Overture’ (Elephant’s ears ‘Overture’) goes well with Geraniums and Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’ both of which are available from our
Ultimate height and spread
- 30-35cm high
- 45-60cm spread
- RHS hardiness rating H6 meaning they can survive temperatures down to between -15C to -20C. This means it can survive the severe winters in the UK and Northern Europe.
- Cottage and informal
- City and Courtyard Gardens
- Low maintenance
- Costal gardens
- Flower borders and beds
- Ground cover
- Banks and slopes
- Full sun to partial shade
- Moist to well drained
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