Saponaria Max Frei Soapwort



Commonly called Soapwort, Saponaria ocymoides 'Max Frei' is a delightful, mat-forming groundcover that erupts in a carpet of bright pink, 5-petaled flowers from late spring to fall. It is especially popular with butterflies, who enjoy having ample space to land.

Saponaria 'Max Frei' Soapwort has deep green, semi-evergreen foliage that is attractive even when it's not in bloom. 'Max Frei' thrives in full sun and is drought tolerant, once established.

'Max Frei' Soapwort is perfect for the front of the border and spilling over the edges of containers!


  • Common Names: Soapwort
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Average
  • Height at Maturity: 6 inches
  • Width at Maturity: 18 inches
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Bloom Time: Spring to fall

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

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