Bergenia x 'Eroica'
Also called Pig-Squeak
More About Bergenia x 'Eroica'
- Magenta-purple flowers on thick, long stems
- Dark green foliage has a crinkled edge, turning copper-red as the season cools
- One of the best for winter colour
- Bloom Time: Early spring
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 x 'Eroica' Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeEarly Spring
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)