Soapwort Saponaria

Soapwort Saponaria


This is a stout, perennial herbaceous plant, sometimes known by the name of Bouncing Bet, with a stem 1 to 2 feet in height. The leaves are lanceolate, inclining to elliptical, very acute, smooth, 2 or 3 inches long, and about one-third as wide. The flowers are many, large, flesh-colored or pale pink, often double, and borne in paniculate fascicles. Calyx cylindrical and slightly downy. Petals 5, and unguiculate; crowns of the petals linear.

  • Height: 6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

  • Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 2 - 10

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun

  • Danger: Seed is poisonous if ingested

  • Bloom Color: Pink

  • Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer, Blooms repeatedly

  • Foliage: Evergreen


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Information source: University of Missouri - Horticulture


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Soapwort Saponaria