Saponaria ocymoides Soapwort

$12.95
$12.95
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Description

Saponaria ocymoides is a semi-herbaceous perennial with bright pink, 5 petaled flowers that smother it in late spring and early summer. Also called Soapwort, it is a mat forming semi-evergreen ground cover with trailing stems. The leaves and the reddish colored stems are covered with fine hairs. Saponaria ocymoides may self-sow, but is not aggressive. Trim hard after flowering to encourage fresh bushy growth and additional blooms.

Saponaria ocymoides prefers sun to light shade and well-drained soils. It is drought tolerant once established. It may suffer during hot, humid summer conditions.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Soapwort
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 9
  • Width at Maturity: 12
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Bloom Time: May-October

Special Features

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

Care and Growing Tips

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