Saponaria ocymoides Seeds

Soapwort Seeds

Saponaria ocymoides is a showy European wildflower that blooms in late spring with bright pink flowers.
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Saponaria ocymoides is a showy European wildflower that blooms in late spring with bright pink flowers. Long lived and deep rooted, Soapwort makes a fine groundcover for most any soil including clay. USDA zones 2-9.
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Common Name
Soapwort Seeds
Botanical Name
Saponaria ocymoides
Item Package Size
Seed Life Cycle
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Spring
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring
12 inches
Mature Height
6-8" tall
Wildflower Mix or Specie
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Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Days To Germinate
Spring Sow Direct - Keep Moist
Native To
North America
Seeds Per Packet
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought / Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Low Maintenance, Fragrant, Containers, Groundcover, Evergreen, Rock Gardens, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ships To Canada
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Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
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