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Bergenia Peppermint Patty

Pigsqueak, Heartleaf Bergenia
$18.95 ea.
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Ideal for Shaded Borders!
White flowers are blushed with pink throats, pink midribs and edged with a matching pink margin. Flowers are larger than typical Bergenia at 1 ¼” wide. Evergreen, wavy, serrated leaves are extra thick with toothed edges. Good grief – rabbit and deer resistant too! Bergenia Peppermint Patty will adapt to both full sun and shade. In the south, however, it will be much happier in full sun when provided with additional moisture and some afternoon shade. This plant gets its common name Pig Squeak from the sound the leaf makes when rubbed between two fingers.

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Code BEPP

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Plant Type Perennials

Species

Height Medium 22"

Spacing Plant 16-18" apart

Bloom Time Early Spring to Late Spring

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Shady

Zones 4-9

Soil Type Normal, Clay

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Product

Proven Winners

These varieties have been proven in trials around the world to be vigorous and easy to grow. Best of all, Proven Winners are known to be absolutely covered with vibrant, long-blooming flowers.

Special Features

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Evergreen
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Winter Interest
  • Edgers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Bergenia General Information

Bergenia are valued for attractive foliage and flowers. Leathery, waxed leaves add structure, texture and changing color. A good performer even in difficult sites. Slowly and reliably fills in. Clusters of blooms are framed by foliage nicely. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Bergenia Plant Care

No special care needed. Clean up in spring. Snip off any winter-damaged foliage and the occasional brown leaves in summer. Do not cut back plant in fall as Bergenia needs the leaves for food to survive the winter. If needed, divide in spring every 3-4 years. Does not like wet feet.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October