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Rock Soapwort

Saponaria ocymoides

Also known as

Tumbling Ted, Basil Soap-Wort

Saponaria ocymoides0 by [1] (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A pink flower on a Saponaria ocymoides plant
A photo of Rock Soapwort
A photo of Rock Soapwort
A photo of Rock Soapwort
A photo of Rock Soapwort

Rock Soapwort Overview

Saponaria ocymoides is an evergreen perennial species from the family. It has a mat-forming habit and typically doesnt exceed 10cm in height. Leaves are oval and flowers pink, arranged in clusters. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Rock Soapwort

How to propagate Rock Soapwort

Seed

Cuttings

Division

You can propagate from seeds in the spring or autumn, by division in the spring.

Special features of Rock Soapwort

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Rock Soapwort

Rock garden, walls, borders, containers

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