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Naturals for the rockery or a well drained border, their paired leaves promise a lengthy profusion of flowers in showy clusters. These low growing European charmers like a lean soil.


Saponaria x lempergii ‘Max Frei’  full sun
Saponaria lempergii Max Frei

Pretty loose bouquets of pure pink, inch-wide blossoms blanket ‘Max Frei’s noninvasive mass of slender and shiny green leaves nearly all summer long. Let this superlative Swiss hybrid spill over the edge of a bed, beautify a rock wall, or act as a colorful, small-scale ground cover.

Blooms June–October.

Size: 12" high x 18"–2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 5.

Saponaria x lempergii ‘Max Frei’ (P-0133)
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Saponaria x oliviana  full sun
Polish Soapwort
Saponaria oliviana

Nestled on tidy, tight green evergreen cushions of very thin, succulentlike foliage, the myriad, nearly stemless blooms in ravishing rose-red hues stage an unbeatable display. Tuck Polish Soapwort into a crevice and you’ll soon see why this pumilio and caespitosa hybrid is touted as one of the most superb, freely flowering additions for the rockery.

Blooms June–July.

Size: 3"–4" high x 12" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Saponaria x oliviana (P-1284)
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