Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum' (Red Bloom)
Also called Pig-Squeak
Suitable Substitutions for Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum' (Red Bloom)
More About Bergenia cordifolia Rotblum ('Red Bloom')
- Clusters of deep pink to red, bell-shaped flowers on sturdy stems
- Thick, glossy, large, dark green foliage turns burgundy in the fall and through the winter.
- Bergenia cordifolia species tolerate dry, shaded sites
- Bloom Time: Early to mid-spring
- Flower Height: 40 cm
- Foliage Height: 30 cm
Its common name Pigsqueak is derived from the sound of rubbing two, wet leaves together, causing a noise similar to a "pig's squeak".
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 Rotblum ('Red Bloom') Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeEarly Spring
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)