SAPONARIA ocymoides

Soapwort –

0214 “Thick oval, dark green leaves covered with single flowers. Blooms in the spring.

Saponaria is a sprawling plant which forms a nice carpet of semi-evergreen foliage. Small sprays of pink flowers appear in early summer. It works well in a rock garden, as a groundcover, or between stepping stones on a path.”

Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item. 

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Soapwort 

Perennial
4
Summer, Spring
Pink
Deep Green
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Yes

4-12″
12-15″

Companion Plants
Veronica – The light blue flowers of creeping Waterperry veronica mix well with rock soapwort in sunny rock gardens and over walls.
Balloon flower – The brilliant violet blue flowers of Mariesii balloon flower combine well with double pink bouncing bet in full sun.
Blazing star – With sturdy wands of bright purple flowers, Kobold blazing staris a vibrant partner for bouncing bet. They thrive in similar conditions.
Helenium – The bronze-flowered selections of helenium show off well with double white forms of bouncing bet.

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