Rock Soapwort Flowers Seeds, Saponaria Ocymoides, Perennial Ground Cover
Saponaria Ocymoides - Soapwort, Bouncing Bet, Cowherb, CockleSaponaria are carpets of semi-evergreen sprawling foliage. Small sprays of flowers cover the plant when in full bloom in early summer. Prune back hard after flowering to promote compact growth. Tufted and compact in growth, producing a profusion of pink flowers from late spring to summer. Saponaria likes sun. Will attain full size quickly. Perfect for spilling over rock walls and cascading down a sunny slope. Can also be a choice for tubs and pots.
|Height:||Short 6" (Plant 20" apart)|
|Bloom Time:||Late Spring to Early Summer
|Sun-Shade:||Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Saponaria (Saponaria Ocymoides Rose-pink) - Also known as Rock Soapwort, this perennial forms a dense carpet of rose-pink blooms. Saponaria ground cover will provide a superior flowering, low-growing, low-maintenance plant, and it is easily grown by sowing Saponaria seeds. Saponaria Ocymoides Soapwort is an ideal selection for hanging over walls or crevices, beds, borders, and gardens. It also works nicely in containers and in hanging baskets. Saponaria Soapwort is a fast-growing ground cover that will readily re-seeds itself, and it has semi-evergreen foliage. Trimming the Rock Soapwort back after the blooms are spent keeps the plant tidy and helps to keep the re-seeding to a minimum.
How To Grow Rock Soapwort From Seed: Rock Soapwort can be directly seeded into your garden, or seeded indoors for transplanting later. Sow Soapwort seeds early in the season and cover very lightly with soil. Or, broadcast spread the Saponaria seeds, and rake them into the soil lightly. Water lightly after seeding. Rock Soapwort prefers light, well-draining soil, and a sunny setting. Saponaria Care: Once Saponaria plants are established, they should grow well for years with almost no maintenance. Water them 1 - 2 times a week during dry periods, and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every month or two.
- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 3 - 7
- Height: 6 - 12 inches
- Bloom Season: Spring through summer
- Bloom Color: Rose-pink
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Well-drained soils, pH 6.2 - 7.2
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 65F
- Average Germ Time: 14 -35 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Cover Lightly 1/8 inch
- Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 12 inches