Saponaria ocymoides

Rock Soapwort is a vigorous, low creeping plant, useful for spilling down sunny slopes or over rock walls. Plants form a low mound of bright-green leaves, literally smothered by starry bright-pink flowers in late spring or early summer. Also useful as an edging in the sunny border, and worth considering in tubs or pots. Prune plants back hard immediately after blooming, to maintain a compact habit.

Plant details

  • Common name: Rock Soapwort
  • Zone: 3
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Height x Width: 4-6” and spreading
  • Native to: Europe