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any plant of the genus Bergenia

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Expert tip: Bergenias appreciate good soil, growing happily in shade or sun as long as the soil is not too dry.
Bergenias have a reputation for being reliable ground-cover plants and that's another way of saying neglected.
Aside from their sturdy nature, bergenias appeal to gardeners because of their large leathery leaves and low, ground-covering habit.
They tend not to like the tough foliage of bergenias, acanthus, ferns, grasses, Japanese anemones and echiums, whereas they feast on dahlias and delphiniums, with strawberries and lettuce for dessert
Bold, striking foliage can be provided by phormiums, contrasting wonderfully with bergenias, commonly known as elephants' ears.
Winter-flowering bulbs and perennials that offer a good show, such as hellebores, bergenias and heathers, combine well with winter-flowering shrubs, ensuring a splash of colour even in the gloomiest months.
At least the bergenias won't mind, as they prefer shady conditions.
You know you've got it when those tell-tale snicks appear in the leaf margins of plants such as rhododendrons, hydrangeas, bergenias and, above all, primulas.
Bergenias should be grown in good-sized groups or as a carpet underplanting big shrubs.
BERGENIA VALUED for their leathery, bold, architectural foliage, bergenias - or elephant's ears - may develop rich winter colouring of maroon, crimson, bronze and even beetroot red, which looks all the more striking when the pale pink, white, ruby red and dark purple blooms emerge.
Bergenias make ideal ground cover in dappled or shady areas
There are Asiatic primulas, bergenias, pulmonarias and epimediums to name just a few.
Hostas such as the magnificent 'Sum and Substance' tolerate sunny conditions, and silvery heucheras or evergreen bergenias will really pull together the front edge.
Epimediums, Bergenias and Tellima have tough evergreen leaves rich in light-catching chlorophyll and they too flower before the trees leaf up.
They, along with the large, open flowers of hellebores and gaudy flower clusters of bergenias, are a treat for early bees.