Saponaria Ocymoides Rock Soapwort Flowers - 25 Seeds

The Dirty Gardener

$ 1.50 


One of the easiest perennials for difficult hot, sunny sites. This forms a low, spreading carpet of bright-green leaves, nearly smothered by starry bright-pink flowers in late spring. A nice choice for edging borders or paths, spilling over rock walls, in rock gardens or as a groundcover. Shear or trim back to 2 inches after flowering to tiny plants up. Easily divided in early autumn if desired. Drought tolerant once established. Vigorous in habit, so keep this away from slow-growing neighbors that may get accidentally smothered. Soapwort is an excellent fast growing ground cover or rock garden plant. Bloom time: spring. Hardiness zone: 2 - 10. Light requirements: sun - part shade . . . Soil / water: dry.

  • Sweet flower which is as cute as it is functional
  • Perfect for borders and rock gardens
  • Provides a striking display of white and pink blossoms
  • Root contains saponins which is a wonderful soap substitute
  • Grows from 2 to 3 feet tall and does well in hot, sunny climates

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