Saponaria Ocymoides

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Lovely Spilling Over Rock Walls
Sweetly compact, a sea of pink fragrant flowers blanket the emerald-green foliage from late spring to summer. Perfect for spilling over rock walls and cascading down a sunny slope. Its resistance to deer is another sought-after attribute that contributes to its consistent popularity. Rock Soapwort is quite attractive even when it's not in bloom. Can also be a good choice for tubs and pots. Saponaria gently self-sows and will quickly attain its full size. Saponaria Ocymoides will sweetly nestle at the base of your favorite plants for an ideal groundcover or edger. Foliage tends to be semi-evergreen.

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Plant Type Perennials, Groundcovers


Height Short 6"

Spacing Plant 20" apart

Bloom Time Late Spring to Early Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny

Zones 3-8

Soil Type Normal

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

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Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Fragrant
  • Long-Blooming
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Groundcovers
  • OK in Containers

Saponaria General Information

Saponaria are carpets of semi-evergreen trailing foliage. Delicate sprays of flowers cover the plant in early summer. If desired, prune back hard after flowering to promote more compact growth. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Saponaria Plant Care

Good in most soils, but good winter drainage is important. Prune/shear back by 1/2 after flowering if foliage needs freshening. Leave foliage alone for winter. Clean up in spring. Can be divided every 3 - 5 years in late summer or early spring.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.


  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March


  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October