Soapwort - PlantSaponaria ocymoides
Rock Soapwort (Saponaria ocymoides) is probably the best-known ground cover plant. It flowers in great profusion, producing innumerable pinkish-red fragrant flowers. Very dense, spreading growth habit, also excellent for clothing garden walls. In addition, this ground cover plant is a strong grower and its leaves may still remain on the plant during winter, provided that it is not too cold.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreRock Soapwort is a perennial that grows best in the ground. Prepare a suitable hole in well-drained, calcareous soil. Improve heavy garden soil by mixing in some sharp sand. Plant the Rock Soapwort at the appropriate depth in the hole. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Rock Soapwort grows and flourishes in a sunny area.
Saponaria ocymoides is perfect for the rock gardenSaponaria ocymoides is a rich-flowering plant that richly covers the ground considering its small size. As this plant likes growing between rocks, it is an excellent choice for the rock garden. The plant spreads around well and rapidly covers a large area. This adorable plant also looks great in a flower pot or planter. Provide it with a mix of sandy soil and place it in total sunshine.
Show moreRock Soapwort is a strong plant that requires minimal maintenance. Although drought is well-tolerated, be sure to prevent the soil around its roots from drying out. Before winter, the stems above the ground will die back. During this period, cover the plants with a layer of fallen leaves. Early in the spring, provide it with some garden manure and cut off its unpleasant-looking stems. Soon there will be some new shoots growing above the ground. Rock Soapwort hates wet soil during the winter. If necessary, cover the plant with a protection.
Show moreSaponaria ocymoides is one of the most well-known ground cover plants for the garden. This plant provides an abundance of scented pink flowers throughout the entire summer. If you look at the flowers of the Soap Rockwort, you can see that this plant is definitely a member of the carnation family! The flowers have a welcome fragrance.
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Latin name Saponaria ocymoides Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Pink Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented deliciously scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period June - August Growing height 10 - 15 cm Planting distance 20 - 25 cm