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Bergenia cordifolia

Also called Pig-Squeak


Bergenia cordifolia - Heartleaf Bergenia

More About Bergenia cordifolia

  • Pink flowers on red stems
  • Round, heart-shaped leaves have toothed edges
  • Evergreen foliage turns reddish-bronze as the season cools
  • Bergenia cordifolia species tolerate dry, shaded sites
  • Bloom Time: Early to mid-spring

Interesting Notes:

Its common name Pigsqueak is derived from the sound of rubbing two, wet leaves together, causing a noise similar to a "pig's squeak".

Zone:

3

Height:

40-45 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Heartleaf Bergenia Growing and Maintenance Tips

Bergenia will tolerate a wide range of soils, lighting and moisture conditions, but grows best in partial sun, and moist, rich, humus soil. Bergenia are evergreen, so remove only damaged and tattered foliage as necessary. They can be affected by vine weevil, so applying beneficial nematodes twice a year may be required.


Bergenia cordifolia Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Early Spring
Spring

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green (dark)
Bronze

Landscape uses

Border/edging

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