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Bergenia cordifolia

 
Bergenia cordifolia
Common name pig squeak
Family saxifragaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-8)
Flowers deep pink (May)
Size 18"
Light part-full shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

Large glossy thick leaves, no more than a foot high, are nice through the season. They are evergreen, but by late winter are ratty-looking. I usually forget to prune them off, so that by mid-spring I have a mix of old and new leaves (as in the photo here). By the time it blooms, it's mostly obscured by the peonies rushing upwards in the same area, so I usually happen upon the flowers in a surprise, coming around the corner of a little-used path. A nice surprise, for sure! This year was probably the best display I've seen in the five years or so the plants have been in our garden.

pig squeak
Late October foliage
Bergenia cordifolia
Glossy leaves, a week before bloom

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: orchard nursery area

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for 'Bergenia mix' from '07 trade. Baggy 70F with light (68%G, 6-22d)
  2. Seed for 'Red Beauty' from JLHudson '14 order. Baggy 70F with light (53%G, 10-19d)


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