Bergenia Sakura Ground Cover
Bergenia Sakura (Elephants Ears, Bergenia Dragonfly Sakura)
A truly remarkable new variety of Bergenia, Sakura has richly tinted, large green foliage that turns to deep purple hues during the cold winter months. As spring aproaches the strong flower stems emerge from the evergreen carpet of foliage, opening to reveal the unusual semi-double candy pink flowers. Superb ground cover that is low maintenance, a strong and hardy plant that will supress weeds without becoming invasive.
As a rough guide planting Bergenia Sakura as ground cover – 4 plants per square metre is adequate with a little patience, 6 will give better coverage and 9-12 will make a weed supressing carpet very quickly.
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How to grow Bergenia Sakura
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Foliage: Evergeen Herbaceous perennial, foliage stays all year.
Soil and site: Well drained, moist.
Flowering time: Spring
Growth rate: Moderate/fast
Ultimate height and spread: 40cm x 50cm
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established add plenty of organic matter to the soil when planting. Remove spent flowers after they fade.