Soapwort-100 Seeds

Soapwort-100 Seeds


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Soapwort is a favourite perennial for cool-alpine and rock gardens. This semi-evergreen blooms from May to August with five-petaled pink flowers joined at the base to form a nectar tube that is highly attractive to bees. Provide good drainage. The roots really can be used to make soap. Rock Soapwort looks marvelous in containers, but best in situations when it can trail and seed itself.

Sturdy and easy to grow. Stems are thicker, stronger, taller, and easier to manage than those of annual gypsophila, an otherwise similar flower. 3/4 to 1″ dusty pink blooms float above gray-blue, waxy foliage. Branching plant habit. Also known as cow soapwort.


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  • Perennial

  • Attracts Bees

  • Rock Garden Favourite

  • Roots used to make soap

  • Used in cut flowers and bouquets

  • Open Pollinated

DAYS TO GERMINATION:7-10 days at 70°F (21°C).

SOWING: Performs best in areas with cool summers. Sow at 2-3 week intervals until midsummer for continuous bloom. Blooms July to August. Direct seed (recommended) – Sow in early spring when the soil is cool and a light frost is still possible. Sow 2-3 seeds every 2″, 1/8″ deep. Thin to stand 2-9″ apart when the first true leaves appear. Transplant – Sow directly into 72-cell plug flats, 2-3 seeds per cell, 2-3 weeks before the last frost. Lightly cover the seed. Thin to 1 plant per cell. harden off and transplant outdoors after the last frost.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/partial shade

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average, well-drained soil.

HARVEST: When 1-2 flowers in a spray are open.

USES: Excellent cut-flower filler. Cottage gardens.

Latin; Saponaria ocymoides


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