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Saponaria ocymoides

Common Name(s):
Rock soapwort
Category:
Groundcover
Comment:

Space plants 10 to 16 inches apart; some drought tolerance

Height:
4-8 in.
Hardiness:
2 to 7
Foliage:
1 in. dark green teardrop-shaped leaves
Flower:
Bright purplish pink five-petaled flowers in late spring
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Prefers well-drained loamy soil but tolerates light-textured infertile soil
Size:
4-8 in.; spread of 3 ft.
Form:
Low growing mat
Growth Rate:
Moderate to rapid
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 343

Saponaria ocymoides Saponaria ocymoides
Ana, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Saponaria ocymoides Leaves and flowers
Photo by Amadej Trnkoczy, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Saponaria ocymoides Saponaria ocymoides
Patrick Standish, CC BY - 2.0