Pink Dragonfly Bergenia

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SKU
11078

Pretty as a pink piglet in ruffles and bows, the Pink Dragonfly Bergenia (Bergenia 'Pink Dragonfly') has shiny cabbage-like leaves that have an unusually thick rubbery feel! In fact, they make a pig squeak sound when you rub them between your fingers - giving them their common name Pigsqueak! These attractive large succulent round leaves are dark green with red undersides and are just the beginning of the fantastic perks that await you with this lovely perennial!

Pink Dragonfly is a low-growing, clumping and spreading perennial that can remain semi-to-fully evergreen throughout mild winter climates! Not too many other Perennials can boast that!

But early spring has its own reason to love Pig Squeaks when reddish stems appear and become festooned in clusters of bright, tubular pink flowers with darker pink centers on 15-inch tall stems! Loved by bees and butterflies, the blossoms last for a long time, sometimes until early summer! The flowers provide a lovely fragrance and are ideal as cut blooms for bouquets or floral arrangements!

While the blooms attract hummingbirds and butterflies, they are resistant to deer and rabbits, so nothing can harm their endless beauty! The 8-inch high paddle-like foliage earned these Perennials the name Elephant's Ears in many parts of the world! The leaves remain green through the growing season and turn a reddish-bronze hue in the fall, sometimes even becoming red, to plum or even purple-black all fall and winter!

Planting and Application:

Use Pink Dragonfly as a lush flowering groundcover to fill in the blank spaces throughout the shaded landscape! Not one to interfere with their neighbors, Bergenia are politely spreading living mulch and mindful neighbors. Not minding the shade of larger shrubs or trees, Pigsqueak is a fantastic underplanting! Great as landscape bed edging and for planted along walkways and paths!

Add wonderful color to small space gardens, Cottage borders, and urban courtyards alike! These are showy as specimen plants when in bloom or not and work beautifully in a container garden or mixed planter!

The spreading rhizomes hold the earth and make Bergenia great for slowing bank erosion and for filling hard-to-mow slopes! The Bergenia is certainly for gardeners who are looking for multiple seasons of interest, and fresh spring color, while feeding pollinators and filling their vases indoors!

  • Bright Pink Blooms All Spring
  • Glossy Thick Green Foliage & Red Undersides
  • Foliage Turns Red/Bronze in Autumn
  • Attracts Beneficial Pollinators!
  • Edging, Groundcover, Massing, Containers & Vivid Specimens!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Bergenia prefers part sun in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils, and can adapt to a variety of sun and soil conditions. They dislike hot, dry conditions. Add a 3-4 inch layer of arborist bark chip mulch and maintain average consistent moisture throughout the growing season. In warm climates, it's recommended you give them a good fall watering as well.

Deadhead the blooms once they're spent and prune the entire plant in the early spring. It's important to remove dead leaves and debris to keep slugs and snails at bay. These foliage mounds are easily divided in spring or early fall.

  • Prefers Partial Shade Conditions
  • Adaptable To Most Well-Drained Soil Types
  • Moderate Moisture Access
  • Clean Mounds In Early Spring
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant

Don't miss out on this easy, low-maintenance plant. Add Pig Squeak to your landscape and you will never be bored! You will be glad you ordered your Pink Dragonfly Bergenia today from the experts at Nature Hills!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Pink Dragonfly Bergenia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Terra Nova Nurseries
Botanical Name Bergenia 'Pink Dragonfly'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 10 - 12 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 15 inches
Sun Exposure Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pinks
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red, Burgundy / Purple, Evergreen, Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes