Winter Glow Bergenia

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A rare evergreen perennial with red to bronze garden color! Be the first on your block to plant this exciting and unusual flowering perennial! The Winter Glow Bergenia (Bergenia cordifolia 'Winter Glow') is a broad-leaf evergreen perennial cultivar that is sure to be noticed with its deep green and shiny, cabbage-like leaves!

These leaves have an unusually thick rubbery feel that makes a "pig squeak" sound when rubbed between your fingers, giving this plant its common name Pig Squeak! The green leaves are large for this petite plant, forming a curious rosette that frames the tall, slender flowering stems beautifully! It is slow-growing and does not spread vigorously.

The real spring show begins when Winter Glow shoots up tall red stems on 15-inch stalks with a cluster of funnel-shaped rosy-red blossoms with ruffled edges! Flowering from early to late spring, provide long-lasting and fragrant cut blooms for bouquets. Bergenia may even rebloom in the fall!

Very cold-hardy down to USDA planting zone 3, Winter Glow surprises gardeners in zones 6 to 8 by being remarkably evergreen! In mild winters, all gardeners will enjoy their reddish-bronze hue throughout the fall and winter months which returns to deep green in the spring!

Planting and Application:

Be sure to place this plant where it can be noticed! Winter Glow is a versatile flowering perennial that can handle both sun to shade! Perfect for use as a politely spreading groundcover and landscape filler! Lower-growing and space-saving with tidy rosettes of greenery, these perennials suit any style garden as flowering edging and front-of-the-border focal points!

Perfect little bloomers for Pollinator and mixed Perennial Gardens, enlivening both sun or shade Cottage gardens, Cut flower borders, and Shade Gardens! Sometimes spelled as one word, Winterglow and Pigsqueak, Bergenia are long-lasting, sometimes holding their showy blooms until May!

Fantastic for container gardeners and as fillers and thrillers in specimen planters or mixed container gardens, these hardy plants handle a wide range of growing conditions except for extreme heat and dry full sun. You'll have fragrant blooms for your bouquets, and early spring nectar for butterflies and bees with these widely-adaptable plants!

  • Rosy-Red Clusters of Blooms Atop Slender Red Stems
  • Rosettes of Deep Green Glossy Foliage
  • Evergreen In Mild Winters & Red-Bronze Fall/Winter Color!
  • Highly Versatile To A Wide Range of Sun & Soil Conditions
  • Containers, Small Space Specimens, Edging, Massing & Groundcover

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Tolerant of some saline/salt environments, poor soils, and even occasional drought, easy-to-grow Perennials like Bergenia handle full sun in moist cooler climates and full heavy shade in hot growing zones. The only thing this tough perennial doesn't like is hot dry, exposed sites. Provide regular moisture throughout the first year in the ground and a 3-4 inch deep layer of arborist bark chip mulch around the root system.

Deadhead the blossoms once they fade to encourage a rebloom later in the growing season, then in the early spring, before new growth begins, trim back any old, tattered foliage to make way for clean fresh growth.

Seldom bothered by Deer and rabbits unless they are truly desperate, Bergenia spreads slowly by way of underground rhizomes that are easy to transplant elsewhere or remove (and present to a friend!). Provide Bergenia in the coldest climates and in containers with a protected location from the worst that winter can throw at them. It is recommended you divide the clumps every 3-5 years to maintain vigor and prevent crowding.

  • Full Sun to Heavy Shade Tolerant!
  • Widely Adaptable to Many Types of Well-Drained Soil - Even Poor/Salt Conditions
  • Highly Adaptable Moist to Average to Occasionally Dry Moisture Needs
  • Deadhead For Rebloom & Clean Plant Mounds Early Spring
  • Deer, Rabbit & Occasional Drought Tolerant

Plant something different this year with the versatile and adaptable evergreen perennial Winter Glow Pig Squeak Bergenia from Nature Hills! Enjoy a perennial that is brown-thumb-proof for easy gardening every year!

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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20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Winter Glow Bergenia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Bergenia 'Winter Glow'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 15 inches
Mature Spread 8 - 12 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Rosy Red
Foliage Green
Fall Color Orange, Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes