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Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Plant Spread: 24-36 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Other: blooms repeatedly
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: seeds are poisonous if ingested
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: if starting indoors
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects

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Common names
  • Rock Soapwort
  • Soapwort
  • Tumbling Ted

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Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2014-05-21
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2014-05-17
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2018-04-10
Location: Breezy Knees garden, York, UK
Date: 2020-06-20
Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2009-05-22
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2015-04-01
Rock Soapwort (Saponaria ocymoides) in Zone 9b. 2015-04-01

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Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2009-05-22
Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2009-05-22
Location: St Louis
Date: 2020-05-03
Location: Woodbridge , Va
Date: 04-18-17
leaves , buds and first bloom

Date: 2011-06-30
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Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2015-04-01
Rock Soapwort (Saponaria ocymoides) in Zone 9b. 2015-04-01
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-06-18

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Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-05-15
Location: Corner rock garden
Date: June 2015
Location: Barson's Greenhouse, Westland, MI
Date: 2016-05-25
Location: Barson's Greenhouse, Westland, MI
Date: 2016-05-25
Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2009-05-22
Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.
Date: 2012-12-09
Photo by robertduval14

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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: April 2, 2020
Grown from seed Spring 2019
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Comments:
  • Posted by growitall (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on Dec 9, 2012 5:05 PM concerning plant:
    A beautiful alpine species that is easy to grow and requires no special conditions. Its vigorous spreading habit and tendency to seed around excessively make it undesirable for the rock garden.
Plant Events from our members
chelle From February 28, 2016 to April 1, 2016 Seeds germinated
one container
MrsBinWY On May 25, 2020 Transplanted
4 at end of stream & 1 on north side of stream, east of Acinos alpinas on 5-25-2020
MrsBinWY On May 22, 2020 Potted up
5 pots w/2 plantlets each
MrsBinWY On January 17, 2020 Seeds germinated
8 (4 of them were way up)
MrsBinWY On January 1, 2020 Seeds sown
16 seeds from DraDiana (Livingston Seed for 2019) in milk jug @ room temp. If no germination, give 2-4 weeks of cold.
dnrevel On March 27, 2021 Seeds sown
W / Spring sowed in a pot, will place in cold frame if it sprouts in outdoor pots exposed to Michigan March and April weather.
Note Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Plant Spread: 24-36 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Other: blooms repeatedly
Uses: Groundcover
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