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Bergenia cordifolia Bressingham White is a stunning herbaceous perennial that is widely known for its thick, leathery leaves and showy blooms. It is a member of the Saxifragaceae family and is commonly known as Elephant's Ears or Heartleaf Bergenia.
This cultivar, Bressingham White, is a hybrid cross between Bergenia cordifolia and Bergenia purpurascens. It grows in clumps and reaches a mature height of about 12-18 inches (30-45 cm) and a spread of about 24 inches (60 cm). Its foliage is large and glossy, and has an oval or heart-shaped outline with a vibrant green color. In the fall, the leaves turn to a reddish-purple hue which adds another dimension of interest to this plant.
Bressingham White produces beautiful, pure white flowers that emerge in early spring and last for several weeks. The blooms are held upright on sturdy stems that rise above the foliage, creating a striking contrast against the green leaves. Each flower is star-shaped with five petals and has a pleasant fragrance.
This Bergenia cultivar is a hardy and low-maintenance plant that thrives in partial to full shade and moist, well-drained soil. It is suitable for use in borders, rock gardens, and woodland gardens. It is also a great choice for planting in containers, where it can provide an attractive display of its lush foliage and pretty white flowers.
Overall, Bergenia cordifolia Bressingham White is an excellent choice for gardeners looking for a hardy, reliable perennial with year-round interest. Its striking foliage and beautiful white blooms make it a standout plant in any garden setting.
Bloom Time April-June