Rock Soapwort is a strong, robust plant that can be used to spread down sunny slopes or over rock walls. In late spring, the plants form a low mound of bright-green leaves that are practically smothered by starry bright-pink flowers. Even suitable for use as an edging in a sunny border and in tubs or pots. Plants should be pruned hard after blooming to preserve a compact habit. A good drought tolerant.
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Scientific Name: Saponaria Ocymoides
Common Name: Rock Soapwort
Plant Type: Perennial
Zone: 2 to 9
Native Range: Southern Europe, Spain to Balkans
Full Growth Height: 6-14"
Width in Across: 12-24"
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Late Spring to Early Summer
Flower: Showy, Fragrant
Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies
Flower Color: Pink
Tolerate: Drought, Deer, Shallow-Rocky Soil
Water Requirement: Dry, Medium
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Well-Drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Uses: Ground Covers, Containers, Banks and Slopes, Rock Gardens