Visit our Sister Sites:

The Gardener's Net
Pumpkin Nook
Holiday Insights



Raised Bed Greenhouse

How to Grow Rock Soapwort Flowers

Perennial, Saponaria

Rock Soapwort is an easy to grow perennial plant. It forms a carpet of spreading color. Rock Soapwort plants produce a profusion of  five petaled, pink flowers in varying shades. The plants bloom in the second year of growth.

Rock Soapwort popular in rock gardens, on hillsides, or as groundcover for hard to reach areas. These low growing plants are up to 1 1/2' tall. The plants are just about maintenance free.

Rock Soapwort grows well in containers and hanging baskets.

Plant Propagation:

Rock Soapwort are easily grown from division. Simply dig out a section of plants. Then, separate the portion you dug out into a few sections. Re-plant in another location, or give them to a friend.

Rock Soapwort can also be grown from seed. Directly sow seeds into your rock garden, or plant seeds indoors for transplanting later. Sow Rock Soapwort seeds early in the season and cover very lightly with soil. Or, broadcast spread the seeds, and rake the soil lightly. Water lightly after seeding.

How to Grow Rock Soapwort Plants:

The plant prefers to grow in full sun to partial shade. Rock Soapwort prefers light, well draining soil. For heavy, clay soil, mix in ample amounts of sand and compost, prior to planting.

Once your Rock Soapwort plants are established, they should grow well for years. They are almost maintenance free. They will withstand dry periods. Water them during dry periods, once or twice per week. Apply a general purpose fertilizer every month or two, for best performance..

Plants will bloom in early summer. After blooming, cut plants back after the first bloom, and you will get a second bloom.

Insect and Disease:

Rock Soapworts seldom have problems with insects and disease. If insect or disease problems occur, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide.

More Information:

More on growing Rock Soapwort Plants

Buy Flower, Vegetable and Herb Seeds Top quality Ferry Morse and Livingston seeds. The best quality at the best price.



Top Quality Greenhouses
Unbeatable Prices


Top Quality Seeds

Shop for:

Gardening:
Flower Seeds
Vegetable Seeds

Heirloom Seeds
Herb Seeds
Organic Seed / Supply

Flower Bulbs
Coldframes
Composters
Garden Fertilizers
Greenhouses
Houseplants
Planters
Raised Beds
Garden Supplies

Yard & Deck:
Hammocks
Hose Carts/Reels
Outdoor Storage
Rock Enclosures
Solar Lights
Pest Control

Seasonal:
Halloween
Thanksgiving
Carving Stuff
Foggers, Misters
Jello Molds
Costume/Makeup
Lights
House Flags
Gory, Scary Props
Decorations
Party Supplies

Other:
Food Processing
Kitchen Gadgets

|| Home || Flowers || Vegetables || Herbs || Bulbs || Fruit || Trees 'N Shrubs ||
|| Shopping || How To Grow || Plant Problems || Houseplants || Shade Gardens ||

Copyright © Premier Star Company