Saponaria officinalis 'Flore Pleno'
Upright plant with pretty double flowers, soft pink in our garden. Wants to spread around a bit by root runners, but isn't difficult to remove from places where it's not welcome. Some years it surprises us with a bountiful rebloom in late summer.
||soapwort, bouncing bet
||pink or white (early summer)
||ordinary garden soil
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
About my plant portraits
PlantLinks to other web pages about Saponaria officinalis 'Flore Pleno'
Visitors to this page have left the following comments
|Cathy Pilgrim (email@example.com)||Aug 22, 2006||Thank you for your website. I now know the identity of my friend's flowers, whom she has always called "ragged sailor", as past on to her from her mother. Is it possible to gather seeds as the plant dies and plant in the fall or spring? I'd appreciate your help in this matter.|
I've not been able to collect seed from this plant. However, it spreads vigorously by its roots, so you should be able to get a division; I'd try doing that in early to mid-spring.
I welcome comments about my web pages; feel free to use the form below to
leave feedback about this particular page. For the benefit of other visitors
to these pages, I will list any relevant comments you leave, and if
appropriate, I will update my page to correct mis-information. Faced with an
ever-increasing onslaught of spam, I'm forced to discard any comments including
html markups. Please submit your comment as plain text. If you have a
comment about the website as a whole, please leave it in my
guestbook. If you
have a question that needs a personal response, please
July 12, 2015