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Saponaria ocymoides
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Saponaria ocymoides

Mediterranean Rock Soapwort

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Item #: 89

Zones: 3a to 7b

Height: 8" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mediterranean Europe

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.


Saponaria ocymoides is an amazing evergreen groundcover with tiny button-sized evergreen leaves that adorn the 3' wide x 8" tall patch. Saponaria ocymoides starts flowering for us in mid-April with a truly stunning show of small pink flowers that continues through June. The key to success with Saponaria ocymoides is well-drained soil and cooler night temperatures. Rock soapwort flowers so much that it benefits from a haircut after its main flowering season has finished.