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Saponaria ocymoides

More About Saponaria ocymoides

  • Trailing, mat-forming perennial
  • Bears, axillary, bright pink flowers
  • Flowers rise slightly above the foliage
  • Small, lance-shaped, dark green leaves are 1.5 cm long
  • Semi-evergreen foliage
  • Use as a ground cover or between stepping stones
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
  • Flower Size: 2.5 cm

Zone:

2

Height:

20-25 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Rock Soapwort Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plant in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Drought tolerant once established. Shear spent flowers to maintain a tidy appearance. 


Saponaria ocymoides Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Trailing

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Border/edging