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Bergenia cordifolia 'Winter Glow' (Winterglut) - Pig's Squeak
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Bergenia cordifolia (Winterglut) 'Winter Glow'

Pig Squeak

Bergenia cordifolia 'Winter Glow' or 'Winterglut' is a clump-forming perennial which is primarily grown as a ground cover. Features large rosettes of leathery, glossy dark green leaves which are heart-shaped at the base. Leaves typically form a thick, slowly-spreading clump of foliage to 12" tall. ‘Winterglut’ is noted for its reddish fall and winter foliage color and for its magenta-red flowers that appear in panicles within or above the foliage atop stout stalks to 16” tall in April.  

Pig Squeak Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Tolerant of a wide range of soils, but prefers moist, humusy ones. Remove all damaged foliage in late winter to early spring. Prompt remove spent flowering stems.


12-15 in



12-18 in


Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Bergenia cordifolia (Winterglut) 'Winter Glow'

Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Growth Habit
Clump Type
Cut Flower
Rock Garden
Drought Tolerant
Ground Cover
Border or Bed
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
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