Up To 20% Off Top-Rated Plants - Ends 10/22/18
Gift Certificates |
Email Sign-Up |
Mail Sign-Up |
Professionally-designed flower bulb collections that will combine beautifully.
Grow a sustainable lawn that is green, resilient, drought-tolerant and can handle just about anything.
The perfect solution to high traffic areas.
Compare grass types with our lawn comparison chart.
1. Choose a spot on your property that receives at least 6 hours of sun per day.
2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth.
3. Mix the Wildflower seeds with sand for better visibility.
4. After spreading the seed, we recommend compressing the seed into the soil.
5. After planting, give the area a good water.
Professionally-designed gardens make it easy to get a beautiful yard.
We first introduced our "Gardens in a Box" over a decade ago and despite our efforts, we sell out every season.
What’s included in a pre-planned garden?
Great plants to solve gardening challenges.
Spring-Planted Flower Bulbs (like Gladiolus & Dahlias) will bloom in summer.
Fall-Planted Flower Bulbs (like Tulips & Daffodils) will bloom in spring.
Show meShowing plants & seeds that grow in my area:
Max Frei is a vigorous hybrid soapwort that blooms in mid- to late summer with hundreds of quarter-sized pink flowers. It's a large scale groundcover with attractive deep green foliage. An uncommon perennial that deserves wider use.
See Other Options
Sign up for our newsletter for updates on products.
Flat of 32 plants will cover 48 square feet when planted together
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.
Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouse in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).
Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.
Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.
More Shipping Info.
(based on 5 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Reviewed by 5 customers
Displaying reviews 1-5
Back to top
What a wonderful plant this is!!!
from Boise, ID
About Me Master Gardener
See all my reviews
Comments about High Country Gardens Saponaria lempergii Max Frei:
Beautiful, long blooming ground cover plant! Loved by hawk moths, who visit on summer evenings!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Was this review helpful? Yes / No
- You may also flag this review
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Crickets Meyeres
from Kanab Utah high desert southwest
About Me Avid Gardener
I enjoy the shape, leaves and shade of pink (it almost has a hint of purple) of these somewhat phlox-like plants (which tend to bloom AFTER phlox, so if you like the phlox look, then these are great to extend that low, mounding shape bloom season). We live in the high desert with only about 15 inches of water a year and very harsh sun and wind. Under these conditions, the giant flowering soapwort does need a little bit of pampering. Part shade is a must here, and in order for the blooms not to shrivel and fade, it does need to stay more moist than do desert plants. To give this plant the best chance, I planted in a depression of a few inches and mulched with dry leaves. I am very pleased with the robust nature of this soapwort; I ordered these last fall as tiny, 2 or 2.5 inch starts. Already this summer, they have been blooming (and continue to do so) for about a month, and have spread to each be about a 12 inch circle.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Very Hardy - thriving in Colorado at 7500'
By Colorado mom
from Black Forest, CO
About Me Getting Started
Planted many, many types of plants last summer trying to cover some of the bare ground left from wildfire. These are among the very few plants that survived the winter, but they are looking amazing, despite late snows and not- great soil.
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
By Mean Jean
from Eastern Colorado
Purchased over ten years ago as part of a HCG's planned garden, this Saponaria has been a faithful pink July bloomer. Not showy but pretty in its own way. It gets some shade in the morning, but in afternoon it gets sun blasted and often blow dryed by our High Plains wind. It's made it through -20 degrees in winter. I do Nothing for it except water about every three weeks (if I remember). It has never spread beyond a foot of where it got its start. When June flowers are fading, this little shorty is blooming. Guess I need more of these!
(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
saponaria does well with little attention
from cottonwood hieghts
everyone of the 8 or so of these i have planted have lived. the ones i put in years ago have done well and bloom when little else is. i live in the east bench area of the salt lake valley, have clay soil and try to use little water. these plants are tough and showy, i have them in a west facing garden so it gets hot but they do get some shade.so happy to find something that thrives and is so pretty.
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
Enter your Zip Code to find your USDA Planting Zone
Sign up for our newsletters and get a $5 coupon code.
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. MT and Saturday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. MT
When you order from us, we guarantee that you will receive the hardiest plants, bulbs or seeds available, packed with care and ready to thrive in your garden. If you have followed our detailed planting and care instructions and you do not experience success, we will honor our satisfaction guarantee for up to one full year from delivery.
Learn more about Privacy and Security.
You are using an out-of-date browser. You will still be able to shop HighCountryGardens.com, but some functionality may not work unless you update to a modern browser. Update My Browser