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Bergenia Dragonfly Sakura
(Elephant's Ears)

£18.00

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Great for wildlife
April - May
30cm x 30cm
Partial Shade, Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Fully Hardy

‘Sakura’ is a cherished choice from our family nursery for producing clusters of bell-shaped pink flowers, bringing a sense of elegance to your Spring display. Also known as ‘Elephant’s Ears’ due to their distinctive giant leaves that blush with rose and bronze tints in Autumn through Winter. This evergreen perennial is easy to grow and a favourite landing pad for pollinators, inviting butterflies and bees into the garden and enhancing your local biodiversity.

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Description

Bergenia Dragonfly Sakura, known as 'Elephant's Ears,' emerges as a captivating and resilient perennial carefully chosen by our family-run nursery. Bursting with vibrant magenta-pink flowers from early Spring through Autumn, this plant promises to bring a vivid burst of colour to your garden. The blossoms form dense clusters, exhibiting a delicate, feathery texture that adds an exquisite touch. What sets Bergenia Dragonfly Sakura apart is not just its vibrant visual appeal, but its role as a sustainable and pollinator-friendly addition to your garden. Selected by our family for its unique ability to support pollination, attracting bees and butterflies, it becomes not just a botanical masterpiece but a vital contributor to local biodiversity. Thoughtfully pruned after its initial flowering, it graciously rewards with another flush, ensuring enduring pollination from May to August. Embracing sustainability in our growing methods, Bergenia Dragonfly Sakura has become a cherished gem in our collection. This 'Elephant's Ears' variety is an easy-to-grow and low-maintenance plant, catering to both novice and expert gardeners alike. Tolerant of diverse soil types, including poor, dry soil, it adapts effortlessly to various conditions. With notable drought tolerance, it thrives splendidly in gardens with limited rainfall. Reaching a height and spread of around 30cm, Bergenia Dragonfly Sakura is versatile for en-masse plantings or as a striking addition to mixed borders.

Planting Conditions

For successful growth of Bergenia Dragonfly Sakura, our nursery suggests planting in well-drained soil with full to partial sunlight. Clear the planting area, space the plants about 30 cm apart, and ensure they are at the same depth as in their previous container. Bergenia Dragonfly Sakura is adaptable to various soil types, making it suitable for diverse garden conditions. This low-maintenance perennial is versatile for en-masse plantings or mixed borders, providing an enduring and visually appealing pollinating magnet for your garden.

Watering & Feeding

To ensure the well-being of Bergenia Dragonfly Sakura, minimal attention to watering and feeding is required. Once established, this perennial is generally low-maintenance in terms of watering. Water the plant during dry spells or when the soil feels dry to the touch. As for feeding, Bergenia Dragonfly Sakura is quite adaptable and can thrive without frequent fertilisation. However, incorporating a balanced, slow-release fertiliser during the growing season can support overall plant health. Keep in mind that overwatering and excessive fertilisation should be avoided, as this plant is naturally resilient and can thrive with minimal intervention.

General Care

Bergenia Dragonfly Sakura, a hardy and undemanding perennial, requires minimal care for thriving in your garden. Once established, it generally requires little watering, focusing on dry spells. Plant in well-drained soil with full to partial sunlight for optimal growth. This adaptable perennial doesn't demand frequent fertilisation, making it suitable for low-maintenance gardens. Pruning is straightforward, involving the removal of spent flower stems for potential second blooms and a tidy appearance. Consider division for propagation, either in spring or early fall. With its resilience and simplicity in care, Bergenia Dragonfly Sakura adds an enduring touch of elegance to your garden with ease.