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Bergenia Perfect

No longer available this season.
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.
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Botanical Name
Bergenia Perfect
Deer Resistant, Reblooming, Fragrant
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Well Draining, Average
Mature Height
12-16" tall
Mature Spread
12-18" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer, rebloom in fall


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.