Bergenia cordifolia is a plant species in the genus Bergenia. Common names for the species include heartleaf, leather or winter-blooming bergenia, elephant's ears, Korean elephant-ear, badan, pigsqueak, Siberian tea, and Mongolian tea.
Bergenia cordifolia growth rate is to a height and width of about 1 ½’ feet. This evergreen perennial has large and attractive, dark green, rounded, toothed, glossy/leathery leaves and provides winter interest. They grow in a rosette formation. At bloom time the showy heart-leaved Bergenia produces attractive white, red, deep pink or purple bell-shaped flowers. The blossoms grow in thick clusters at the end of tall, sturdy stalks from early to late spring. Bergenia cordifolia earned the common name Pigsqueak because of the squeaking sound made by rubbing two of the leaves together.