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Saponaria officinalis

Soapwort

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.4m to 0.9m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Saponaria officinalis (Soapwort). This plant produces quite large pink flowers. The leaves are oval smooth and mid-green. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, waste ground.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will produce fully to frost-hardy plants which need sun and well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the spring or autumn or from cuttings in early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Damage may occur by slugs and snails.

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