Soapwort

Saponaria × lempergii 'Max Frei'

Soapwort - Saponaria × lempergii  'Max Frei'

Common Name: Soapwort
Genus: Saponaria
Species: ◊ lempergii
Cultivar: 'Max Frei'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for a rock garden, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.40 m (40 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

A tumbling mass of soft pink, five-petalled flowers on hairy stems from June to August. This low-growing evergreen perennial is perfect for the front of a sunny, well-drained border, rock garden or raised bed. Since it actually prefers neutral to slightly alkaline soil it's a good choice for a site recently cleared of builders' rubble.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring.