Saponaria ocymoides Soapwort



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.


  • 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

Check out our blog for more gardening tips!

Shipping Info

Your order will be shipped within ten days of placing it, either on a Monday or a Tuesday. Your plants will arrive 2-3 days after you get an email with the tracking number.

This is to avoid plants getting stuck in transit over a weekend. Please trust that our small team is working as efficiently as possible to get these live plants to you safely. We appreciate your patience!

 plants shipped to your door

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

We ship via UPS & USPS (the Post Office), and their ship rates are automatically generated through our site. We do not profit on shipping costs. We are working with these providers to get our customers the best rates possible.

All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

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.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.