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Bergenia cordifolia

Heartleaf Bergenia, Pigsqueak

  • Category: Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone:3-8
  • Height:10-15 Inches
  • Spread:12-14 Inches
  • Bloom Color: Pink/Red

Bergenia gives a wonderful textural difference to the lightly shaded garden.
The big glossy, rounded, heart-shaped leaves contrast nicely with other shade loving perennials. Rose-pink flowers bloom early. Fall foliage color is an added bonus!

Exposure
Partial Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Variegated
Soil Moisture
Very Adaptable
Well-Drained
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Bloom Time
April
Additional Information about Bergenia cordifolia

Acquired the common name, 'Pigsqeak' for the unusual sound made when a leaf is rubbed briskly between thumb and forefinger.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Bergenia cordifolia

Can be used as a ground cover, edging along borders and pathways, in rock gardens or in a mass under trees and shrubs. Bergenias are happiest in moist, humus-rich soil.