Bright pink flowers make a bright contrast over spreading clumps of small spoon-shaped leaves, which are very dark burgundy in winter, dark green with burgundy flushes in summer. Evergreen foliage and early flowering makes this a good plant for winter colour.
Bergenia (pigsqueak, due to the sound produced when two leaves are rubbed together or elephant’s ears)
Family : Saxifragaceae
Mainly originating in Asia and the Far East these ground covering perennials have attractive often glossy foliage that colours to shades of red as the temperatures drop in Autumn. The flowers are produced in early spring with the flower stalks bearing many tubular bells in colours ranging from white through shades of pink to red and deep purple