Low maintenance, Bergenia Silberlicht (Elephants Ears) ground cover can be planted in a wide range of soils so long as they are well-drained. They are pretty drought resistant but are happiest with a supply of water during very dry summers. Deadhead any spent flowers to help prolong the flowering season and cut off any damaged foliage in Spring.

 

How to grow Bergenia Silberlicht

Position: Full Sun/partial shade/full shade

Foliage: Perennial, leaves appear from Spring with flowers following in Summer through to Autumn

Soil and site: Fertile, well drained

Flowering time: March to April

Growth rate: Average to Fast

Ultimate height and spread: To 60cm with an average spread up to 60cm

Hardiness: Hardy

Aftercare: After flowering remove faded flowerheads. Cut off damaged foliage in Spring. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring.