Rock soapwort is a plant which belongs to the Saponaria genus.
Creeping version of Soapwort – makes a great flowering carpet for rockeries, or ground cover. Deep pink (or white) flowers that help to attract bees and other insects to the garden.
Award of Garden Merit (AGM) – RHS.a Perennial grower, it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater). Rock soapwort is known for its ground covering habit and growing to a height of approximately 20.0 cm (7.8 inches). This plant tends to bloom in early summer.
As Rock soapwort is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.
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Tag reads: “Blooms late spring to early summer. Plant in full sun. Prefers well-drained soil. Adaptable to infertile or sandy soil. Grows 8-10” (20-25 cm) tall. Space 20" (51 cm) apart. USDA Zone 3 (-40 degrees F) to USDA Zone 8 (10 degrees F)."Position in a full sun location and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Use Zone 3 - Zone 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Rock soapwort is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.
“Abundant flowers create a striking display in a rock garden, as a small-scale ground cover, or cascading over walls. …”
Tag reads: “Shear lightly after blooming for best appearance.”
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Rock soapwort so consider planting:
Tag reads: “Looks great with yarrow, veronica, or artemisia.”
These plants will not grow well with Rock soapwort so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Rock soapwort plants:
“This species contains saponin glycosides…” and will foam if crushed and rubbed. …can be used as soap… It is toxic if eaten.
Splendens (pink variety), Snow tip (white variety)