Rub a leaf between your thumb and forefinger, hear the pig squeak and understand how the plants gets its funny name. The plant is worth growing for the beautiful shiny, heart-shaped leaves that are a lush green in the spring and summer and turn a deep burgundy red in the fall. They are attractive in the border or as a ground cover, and can be used in fresh arrangements. Dense clusters of pink flowers appear in early spring and are good in the vase.

Type: Herbaceous perennial.

Height: 12-18″

Bloom Color: Pink flowers in early spring.

Bloom Time: Spring

Light: Sun in North; part shade in South.

Soil: Moderately heavy, moist or dry but prefers moist, well-drained.

Hardiness: Zones 3-8

Photo Credit Salvor Gissurardottir Wikipedia

By Karen