Bergenia (Bergenia crassifolia)
Bergenia crassifolia, often cultivated under the name Bergenia cordifolia, is a favorite garden plant for difficult, shady locations. It grows and spreads slowly, but it eventually forms large masses of foliage and bursts of springtime color. This species is native to cold areas of central Asia, including Siberia. An old-fashioned garden plant, it still bears the common name "pigsqueak," which refers to the sound of its waxy leaves rubbing together.