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PlantFiles: Soapwort
Saponaria bellidifolia

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Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Saponaria (sap-oh-NAIR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: bellidifolia (bel-lid-ee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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