Pigsqueak

This genus of 8 species comes primarily from parts of Asia. It was formerly in the genus called Saxifraga, but plants in Bergenia have pink rather than white flowers, thicker rhizomes and persistent leaves.


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Bergenia cordifolia Heartleaf Bergenia
B. crassifolia Leather Bergenia
B. stracheyi Chinese Bergenia
   
   
   

  Height (in) Flower
Color
Leaf
Shape
Flower
Season
B. cordifolia 12-18 Rose-pink Heart Early Spring
B. crassifolia 12-18 Rose-pink Oval Early Spring

* Guides and Keys are from the book "Herbaceous Perennial Plants A Treatise on their Identification, Culture and Garden Attributes" by Dr Allan M. Armitage of the University of Georgia. Varsity Press, Athens, Georgia. 1989 ISBN 0-942375-00. More on Dr Armitage and his other books.

 

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