Joy Creek Nursery

339-020D4   Bergenia agavifolia     ( Elephant Ears )

Bergenia agavifolia
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Imagine thick leathery leaves measuring 14 inches long and 6 wide arching from long leaf stems. Further imagine these leaves turning rose colored and in turn deepening to purple red in the cold. Watch the sunlight halo the fine hairs along the margins of the leaves. Add in upright red flower stems which begin to rise in late winter and early spring, and you have some sense of the beauty of this evergreen perennial. Although Bergenia agavifolia is tolerant of some drought once established, occasional summer water will help keep this bergenia looking good throughout the seasons.

March to May  12 in. x 12-16 in.

Pink Blushed White flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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