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Saponaria ‘Bressingham’
Alpine Soapwort
Zone 4 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Cushion

This selection of Soapwort is a little gem for the rock garden. It forms a low cushion or carpet of grassy green leaves, studded with large rose-pink flowers in late spring. Also useful for edging, in a gravel scree or alpine trough garden. Plants prefer a well-drained but moisture-retentive soil, and really love to spread their roots down among rocks. Especially nice growing near silver-leaved companions, such as Helianthemum. Divide plants carefully every couple of years after blooming or in early autumn, to maintain vigour. Evergreen. Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit winner (1993).

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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Between Flagstones
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant

Flower Head Size

   5-6 cm
   2-2 inches

   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches

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