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Bergenia ‘Sakura’ (Elephant’s Ears)

Elephant's Ears 'Sakura', Pig Squeak 'Sakura', Dragonfly Series

Bergenia 'Sakura', Elephant's Ears 'Sakura', Pig Squeak 'Sakura', Pink Bergenia, Evergreen Perennial, Shade Perennial
Bergenia 'Sakura', Elephant's Ears 'Sakura', Pig Squeak 'Sakura', Pink Bergenia, Evergreen Perennial, Shade Perennial
Bergenia 'Sakura', Elephant's Ears 'Sakura', Pig Squeak 'Sakura', Pink Bergenia, Evergreen Perennial, Shade Perennial

Noted for its compact size, Bergenia ‘Sakura’ (Elephant’s Ears) is a clump-forming evergreen perennial boasting erect clusters of semi-double bright pink flowers in early-mid spring. The showy blossoms 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 dark purple in fall and winter, providing year-round interest. Low maintenance and easy to grow, Bergenia ‘Sakura’ 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 weevils, and caterpillars. Deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Remove faded flower spikes
  • Propagate by division or root rhizomes sections in fall or spring

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 Saxifragaceae
Genus Bergenia
Common names 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)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
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 Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Bergenia cordifolia ‘Winter Glow’ (Heartleaf Bergenia)
Bergenia ‘Pink Dragonfly’ (Elephant’s Ears)
Bergenia ‘Spring Fling’ (Elephant’s Ears)
Bergenia ‘Angel Kiss’ (Elephant’s Ears)
Bergenia ‘Rosi Klose’ (Elephant’s Ears)
Bergenia ‘Silberlicht’

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Myosotis sylvatica (Wood Forget-Me-Not)
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.
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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 Saxifragaceae
Genus Bergenia
Common names 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)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
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 Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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