Pigsqueak get their name from the squeaking noise that the leaves make when they are rubbed between a thumb and finger. The dark green leaves are glossy with several rounded lobes along the edges. The foliage slowly spreads outward to create a dense, carpeting appearance. Flower panicles that are populated by small pink flowers rise above the rest of the foliage in spring.
There are few serious disease or insect issues that threaten Pigsqueak. These perennials can be vulnerable to harsh winters, and may experience significant die back in the Pittsburgh climate. Cut back any dead foliage before spring.