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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
elephant's ears 'Ballawley'
Bergenia purpurascens 'Ballawley' Bergenia 'Delbees'
Bergenia are evergreen rhizomatous perennials with leathery, rounded leaves and dense, erect clusters of bell-shaped pink or white flowers in spring
'Ballawley' is a rhizomatous perennial with rounded, glossy evergreen leaves tinged bronze in winter, and spikes of bright crimson flowers on erect reddish stems to 60cm in mid and late spring
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Best grown in moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil in sun or partial shade. Dislikes hot, dry conditions but tolerates poor soil and exposed sites
Propagate by division or root rhizomes sections in autumn or spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Remove faded flower spikes
Pests May be attacked by slugs, snails, vine weevils and caterpillars
May be subject to leaf spot, also brown rot on rhizomes
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