Bergenia Perfect

Pink Bergenia Perfect, Bergenia Perfect, Pig Squeak
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This Bergenia (common name Pig Squeak) produces a mound of leathery leaves topped by bright magenta flowers in late spring to early summer. Re-blooms in fall.

Zones 4 - 9
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Multiple Blooms / Harvest
Multiple Blooms / Harvest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-16" tall, 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer, rebloom in fall
Size Bag of 1

Plant Information

Bergenia or Pig Squeak is an evergreen perennial plant with leathery, heart shaped leaves. Leaves are usually glossy green but in colder regions they tend to turn red or bronze in the fall. In late spring or early summer, bright magenta flowers appear high above the foliage. They tend to re-bloom again in early fall. Bergenia grows best in full sun but can tolerate a little shade. They are easily grown in most soil types, but prefer a moist, humus soil. Do not let the soil dry out – this can stunt the growth of the plant.

The common name (Pig Squeak) comes from the noise it makes when 2 leaves are rubbed together.

Common Name Pig Squeak
Botanical Name Bergenia Perfect
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 12-16" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer, rebloom in fall
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line
Ships As Bare Root
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Multiple Blooms / Harvest
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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