Bergenia x 'Magic Giant'
Also called Pig-Squeak
More About Bergenia x 'Magic Giant'
- Clusters of rose-pink flowers on sturdy, red stems
- Large, dark green leaves are overlaid with deep red and purple hues
- Bloom Time: April to May
- Flower Height: 50 cm
- Foliage Height: 40 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 x 'Magic Giant' Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils