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Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum' (Red Bloom)

Also called Pig-Squeak


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Bergenia cordifolia

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Bergenia cordifolia 'Red Bloom' - Heartleaf Bergenia

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

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:

30-40 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Pink (deep)
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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 Rotblum ('Red Bloom') 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)
Burgundy

Landscape uses

Border/edging