Bergenia 'Rosi Klose':
|Fat glossy green leaves in summer .....|
|.... turn to purple red paddles in fall|
This shameless self promoter is called Pigsqueak. That's because the leathery leaves actually make a squealing sound when you rub them in your fingers. A plant that squeals! A plant with paddles big enough to applaud with! Green in summer, deep red in fall, a low grower. A wide, sun-snatching shape that complements every other form of foliage it grows near. This is such a keeper.
|MoBot file photo|
but you have to be on your knees to see this bloom detail
It's the paddles of foliage. It's the squeak when you rub the leaves. It's the fall color. And it's the sound of applause you hear on late summer nights, as Bergenia puts those big clappers together to celebrate being in your garden.