Cushion soapwort, also known as saponaria ocymoides, is a carpet-forming and ground-covering perennial that will give you many years of pleasure. It spreads very quickly and is popular for planting and edging borders. However, Saponaria ocymoides also finds a home in walls and rock garden areas.
Saponaria as a popular rock garden perennial
In rock gardens, undemanding plants are preferred. The cushion soapwort is ideal as a rock garden perennial because it belongs to the clove family. Once you have planted a cushion soapwort in your rock garden, you will never want to miss it again. It grows very wide and can therefore also cover large bare patches. It is also ideal for planting around the edges of a rock garden. Even dry, full sunny areas are no problem for the cushion soapwort
Soapwort with bright pink flowers
During the months of May to July, you will be gifted with a multitude of bright pink flowers. A sea of flowers will form if you plant the cushion soapwort in a large group. Preferably, the soapwort should be planted in a sunny spot in a well-drained soil, but dry and chalky soil is no problem for this undemanding plant. The plants take up a height of about 20cm and are summergreen. Give it a pot of water from time to time.
These plants are pot-grown, so they can be planted all year round.