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Saponaria 'x Oliviana'

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Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Saponaria (sap-oh-NAIR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: x Oliviana

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Groundcovers
Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive salemsilver On Nov 1, 2014, salemsilver from Littleton, MA wrote:

Easy to grow in full sun in well drained soil. My plant is 12 inches in diameter and still increasing in size. Easy from cuttings. Large pale pink flowers and one of my favorite plants. This is only an inch tall as if forms a mat.

Neutral Gabrielle On Feb 8, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

The finest Saponaria for the rockery or trough. A large flowered hybrid of pumilas and caespitosa. 2-3" circular mound of green foliage has pink flowers in June. Used as a cut flower. Attracts butterflies.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clearwater, Florida
Littleton, Massachusetts



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