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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.
Flat of 32 plants will cover 48 square feet when planted together
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Crickets Meyeres
from Kanab Utah high desert southwest
About Me Avid Gardener
Comments about High Country Gardens Saponaria lempergii Max Frei:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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.
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