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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 'Britten'
Bergenia are evergreen rhizomatous perennials with leathery, rounded leaves and dense, erect clusters of bell-shaped pink or white flowers in spring
'Britten' has particularily fine flowers, opening white and blushing pink with age, and is very floriferous; flowers mostly in spring with sporadic flowers produced through to October. Small, shining green leaves with bronzed margins become redder in winter
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade; tolerant of dry shade or poor soil in an open exposed position. Good light conditions will enable the best leaf colour to develop. Mulch in autumn
Divide deteriorating clumps or root rhizome sections from them in early spring. After flowering or in autumn, lift and sever new plantlets from the ends of the long rhizomes and replant, leaving the parent to flower. Plantlets should flower the next year
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover
Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning Remove faded flower spikes and older brown or damaged leaves in spring
Pests Susceptible to vine weevil, leaf and bud eelworm, slugs and snails and some caterpillars
Leaf spot may be a problem and dry brown rot may affect the rhizomes
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