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Saponaria officinalis 'Rosea Plena' (Soapwort 'Rosea Plena')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Saponaria officinalis 'Rosea Plena'

Other names

Soapwort 'Rosea Plena'

Genus

Saponaria Saponaria

Variety or Cultivar

'Rosea Plena' _ 'Rosea Plena' is a clump-forming perennial with upright stems bearing ovate, light green leaves and clusters of fragrant, double, pale-pink flowers in summer and autumn.


Saponaria officinalis 'Rosea Plena' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Flower

Pale-pink in Summer; Pale-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. Cut back after flowering to maintain a compact habit and to encourage a second flush of flowers.

Propagation

Seedlings will not come true to type.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Saponaria officinalis 'Rosea Plena' (Soapwort 'Rosea Plena') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably neutral to alkaline soil in sun. Tolerates poor, rocky or sandy soils. May flop in fertile soil. Tends to spread but not as rapidly as the species.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Saponaria officinalis 'Rosea Plena'

Other names

Soapwort 'Rosea Plena'

Genus

Saponaria Saponaria

Variety or Cultivar

'Rosea Plena' _ 'Rosea Plena' is a clump-forming perennial with upright stems bearing ovate, light green leaves and clusters of fragrant, double, pale-pink flowers in summer and autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink in Summer; Pale-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. Cut back after flowering to maintain a compact habit and to encourage a second flush of flowers.

Propagation

Seedlings will not come true to type.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Saponaria officinalis 'Rosea Plena' (Soapwort 'Rosea Plena') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably neutral to alkaline soil in sun. Tolerates poor, rocky or sandy soils. May flop in fertile soil. Tends to spread but not as rapidly as the species.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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