Bergenia Diamond Drops
Bergenia Diamond Drops
Pigsqueaks

Bergenia Diamond Drops

£15.00

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Features

notes

The luscious, almost succulent leaves of Bergenia Diamond Drops make a glorious evergreen ground cover that takes on a bronze tone in autumn and winter. In spring these mounds of foliage push up short stems bearing dense clusters of dazzling white flowers, their open bell-shape affording a glimpse of twinkling stamen. 

Insights

Bergenia was named in 1784 after the botanist Karl von Bergen. It is native to Siberia and Mongolia which explains why they tolerate low temperatures and a coating of snow. The Elephant’s Ears name is self explanatory due to the appearance of the foliage, but Pigsqueaks comes from the noise made by the leaves if rubbed together.

Details

Flowers: April to June

Planting
  • Moist, well drained soil
  • Full sun / partial shade
  • All aspects
  • Border edges
Care

Bergenia requires very little attention other than to remove spent flower spikes to tidy after flowering