Snow Tips Saponaria

This White Flowered Soapwort will provide you with blooms for months beginning in spring. It is a vigorous grower so be sure that it isn't smothered by larger, neighboring plants.
Zones3 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good For Containers
Groundcover
Evergreen
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
50 to 60"
Mature Height6" tall
Mature Spread24" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late spring
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SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC015193

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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6" tall x 24" wide. This White Flowered Soapwort is unbelievably floriferous, blooming for months beginning in spring. A vigorous grower, be sure the neighboring plants are large, so they don’t get smothered! Ideal for planting between stepping stones, covering large or rocky areas.
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SKUHC015193
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Snow Tips Flowered Soapwort
Botanical Name
Saponaria ocymoides Snow Tips
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
White
Mature Height
6" tall
Mature Spread
24" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
30 to 40", 40 to 50", 50 to 60"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Containers, Groundcover, Evergreen, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides
Saponaria (Soapwort) - a large genus of wildflowers native to the Old World (Europe) and Asia with flowers in shades of pink and white.

Preferred growing conditions
  • Plant in most soil types including clay. Saponaria prefers to be planted in a full to partial sun location. In hot climates, afternoon shade is best.
  • Saponaria need regular watering to establish new transplants. But established plants are generally xeric (waterwise) and only need a good soaking every few weeks when conditions are dry. Rainfall is generally all they need in moister Eastern climates.
  • Mulch with common mulching materials except in moist climates where plants should remain unmulched.
  • Deadheading is recommended. Shear back the tops of the plants lightly to remove faded flowers and pinch the new grow to thicken up the plants. When using Saponaria. ocymoides as a large scale groundcover (lawn substitute), it can be deadheaded using a lawn mower set on high to keep the foliage looking tiding after blooming is done.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.
  • Special comments
  • These are typically long lived perennials that don't need dividing.
  • Saponaria 'Max Frei' has an enormous thick roots that resents be divided or transplanted. Leave standing over the winter and cut back to just above the ground in early to mid-spring.
  • Saponaria ocymoides and cultivars are semi-evergreen and should be left standing over the winter months. Cut back any winter-killed branch tips in mid-spring leaving green stems and leaves.

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