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Bergenia 'Angel Kiss' (Elephant's Ears)

Elephant's Ears 'Angel Kiss', Pig Squeak 'Angel Kiss', Dragonfly Series


Noted for its impressive floral display, Bergenia 'Angel Kiss' (Elephant's Ears) is a clump-forming evergreen perennial boasting erect clusters of semi-double flowers in early-mid spring. Emerging white, the blossoms take on a soft pink glow as they age. They are borne on thick red stems and rise above a pretty rosette of leathery, shiny leaves. Dark green in spring and summer, the leaves turn gradually very dark wine-red in fall and winter, providing year round interest. Low maintenance and easy to grow, Bergenia 'Angel Kiss' can be used in mass plantings, in containers, on banks, in front of the border, or in mixed beds.

  • Grows up to 10-15 in. tall (25-37 cm) and 10-12 in. wide (25-30 cm).
  • Easily grown in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils in sun or part shade. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, including poor soils but dislikes hot, dry conditions. 
  • Undemanding and virtually disease-free, this Bergenia is a welcomed addition to beds and borders, banks and slopes, cottage gardens or city gardens. Great as a ground cover.
  • Keep an eye out for slugs, snails, vine weevil and caterpillars. Deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Remove faded flower spikes
  • Propagate by division or root rhizomes sections in fall or spring

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Bergenia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Fall
Winter
Height 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Bergenia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Fall
Winter
Height 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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