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Bergenia ciliata ‘Dumbo’
Bergenia ciliata ‘Dumbo’
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Bergenia ciliata ‘Dumbo’

Fringed Bergenia

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.105.370

This species of Bergenia is very unique and much sought after by collectors. The large, rounded leaves (think Dumbo-sized elephant ears) are covered on both sides with soft, downy hairs. Short spikes of flowers appear in spring, beginning the palest pink and then darkening to a medium pink. Unlike most forms, this species is deciduous and will die right back for the winter. Protect from early spring frosts by mulching with leaves in late fall. Clumps are slow to get large, but can be easily divided in early spring. In mild winter regions this makes a superb container plant.

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Bergenia ciliata ‘Dumbo’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate