Soapwort Saponaria Ocymoides

£0.99£8.39

A fantastic ground cover perennial creating a deep green carpet on rockeries or over walls with an outstanding display of deep-bright pink flowers in mid summer.

Clear
SKU: Rng_370630069946 Categories: ,

Soapwort Saponaria Ocymoides

Soapwort Saponaria Ocymoides. Commonly referred to as Soapwort, this is the creeping version which will reach no more than 10cm and spread around 40cm.  A fantastic ground cover perennial creating a deep green carpet on rockeries or over walls with an outstanding display of deep-bright pink flowers in mid summer.

“Awarded an RHS Garden Merit”

 Cultivation Advice Soapwort Saponaria Ocymoides

  • Best sown spring or autumn avoiding warmest temperatures.
  • Best soil temperature for germination 15-20 C.
  • To increase germination rate place see packet if fridge 0-4C for 2 weeks to break the seeds dormancy.
  • Ideally sow from Jan  – Apr under-cover with heat provided.
  • Surface sow the seed finely on fine, well draining growing medium.  Do not cover, seed needs light to germinate.  Can be placed in clear plastic bag to retain moisture.
  • Germination 14-28 days in correct conditions.
  • When large enough to handle transplant to 3” pots.  Handle via the leaves do not damage the stems.
  • Grow on and when large enough plant to the growing position in mid to late summer.  Ensue the soil is high in grit content and free draining in full sun.
  • Readily self-seeds.