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Bergenia x 'Bach'

Also called Pig-Squeak


Bergenia x 'Bach' - Heartleaf Bergenia

More About Bergenia x 'Bach'

  • Soft pink flowers mature to white on orange-purple stems
  • Dark green foliage has a crinkled edge
  • Foliage turns copper-red as the season cools
  • Evergreen foliage
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Flower Height: 40 cm
  • Foliage height: 30 cm

Interesting Notes:

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

Zone:

4

Height:

30-40 cm

Spread:

45-60 cm

Colour:

Pink (pale)
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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 x 'Bach' 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)
Red

Landscape uses

Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Bergenia x 'Bach'