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Pigsqueak plant

Bergenia cordifolia
Plant Botanical Name: 
Bergenia cordifolia
USBG Plant Location: 
Bartholdi Park
Sun to light shade
Plant Soil Type: 
Moist, well-drained soil with high organic content
Plant Moisture Requirements: 

A wonderful landscape plant for a walkway, border or as edging. There are many hybrids with varying colored flowers and all with glossy, green foliage that make a nice mass planting or ground cover.