Saponaria ocymoides


Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

  • Semi-evergreen, spreading or trailing foliage
  • Profuse pink blooms in early summer
Ground Cover
Ground Cover
Rock Garden
Rock Garden
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Prefers full sun and average to dry soil.  To maintain plants compact habit, cut by half after blooming is complete.  Occassionally, cutting back will promote some blooms later in the summer.

Height: 8-10 in
Spacing: 20 in
Price Level 1: $7.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Pink
Zone: 3-8
Price Level 2: 5 for $35~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Summer Bloomer
  • Rock Garden
  • Ground Cover

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Creeping/Ground Cover
  • Mounding

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained