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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
fringed elephant's ears
Bergenia ciliata f. ciliata Bergenia ligulata
Bergenia are evergreen rhizomatous perennials with leathery, rounded leaves and dense, erect clusters of bell-shaped pink or white flowers in spring
B. ciliata is an evergreen, clump-forming perennial with large, round, hairy leaves, tinged red early in the season. In spring, red stems bear white flowers that age to pink. Leaves may be damaged by frost, but fresh ones are produced in spring. Reaches 30cm in height
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or West-facing or South-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Clay, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but free-draining soil. Dislikes extreme heat in summer but leaf colour is best in sun and poor soil. Frost may damage early flowers
Propagate by division or root rhizomes sections in spring after flowering
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes 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 susceptible to damage from vine weevils, slugs and snails
May be subject to leaf spot, also brown rot on rhizomes
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