Bergenia Perfect

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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
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Multiple Blooms / Rebloomer
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size12-16" tall , 12-18" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer, rebloom in fall

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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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.

More Information
Common Name
Pig Squeak
Botanical Name
Bergenia Perfect
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
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
Soil Type
Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Deer Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Multiple Blooms / Rebloomer
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Item Unit
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