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botanical name:
Bergenia 'Sunshine'
Bergenia 'Sunshine' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Elephant's ears
family:  Saxifragaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.50m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: maroon
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -39°C
USDA zone: 3 to 8
description:
Clumps of large, rounded, heavily veined leaves, mostly evergreen and purple tinted in winter. Sturdy stems bearing rose-pink flowers in early spring.

cultivation:
Best in humus-rich, moist, well drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Will tolerate many conditions including poor soil and exposed positions, but dislikes extreme heat and drought. Divide and replant clumps every 3 to 5 years.

propagation:
From sections of root rhizome, each with at least one leaf node or growing bud, preferably taken after flowering in late spring or in autumn. Plant in well drained soil or compost.

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