Rock Soapwort (Saponaria ocymoides)
Rock Soapwort (Saponaria ocymoides)Rock Soapwort (Saponaria ocymoides)

Rock Soapwort (Saponaria ocymoides)

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Hardy, spring-flowering perennial
Description: Purplish-pink, diminutive, half-inch blossoms borne on dark red stems cover this plant in late spring; tiny evergreen leaves
Habit: Low-growing, trailing plant up to 8” high and 3’ wide
Culture: Prefers full sun and well-drained to dry soil; cut back to basal growth after flowering
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 through 8
Origin: Europe
Attributes: Attracts butterflies, evergreen, ground cover, container, rock garden, drought tolerant

Soapworts of many types have been grown in American gardens since the late eighteenth century. Rock Soapwort is a native of Europe from northern Spain and southern France to Italy, southern Germany and Yugoslavia, where it has been cultivated since the late 1700s. In its native habitat Rock Soapwort typically grows on sunny slopes and rocks, usually limestone, in the foothills of the Alps. In the garden it is an excellent choice for walls, as a border, or for creeping along a path. It was a popular subject in “Rockeries” of the late nineteenth century. By 1890, Peter Henderson’s Handbook of Plants observed that this hardy, adaptable perennial was “…well suited for suburban gardens.”

Arrives in a 2.5" plastic pot. zone5,zone6,zone7,zone8

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