The shiny, evergreen, cabbage-like leaves of Bergenia have a unique leathery appearance that is really eye-catching. This plant gets its common name, "Pig Squeak", from the sound the leaf makes when rubbed between two fingers. From early to late spring, bright pinkish red flowers appear in clusters on thick stems just above the foliage. These flowers and the leaves are both long-lasting when cut for bouquets.
During the fall and winter months, the leaves take on remarkable reddish-bronze hues which remain until spring when they turn back to green. Any tattered leaves can be removed at that time.
Light Requirements: Shade to Part Sun
Mature Height: 12" - 15"