Bergenia cordifolia/Bergenia, Pigsqueak

Bergenia cordifolia / Bergenia cordifolia
Could be used as a ground cover
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Could be used as a ground cover

Has deep pink flowers that are more prevalent in cool weather

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Scientific Name: Bergenia cordifolia
Common Name: Bergenia, Pigsqueak
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: Does not grow satisfactorily in Florida and along the Gulf coast. In zones 4-6 they should be mulched in late fall through winter with straw or hay to protect from cold. They can be divided every 4 years in the first part of autumn. Used as a ground cover, but slow growing. Flowers for several months but best in late winter and early spring. Performs best in part shade, but will grow in sun or shade.