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Saponaria × lempergii 'Max Frei'

9cm pot £7.99
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Buy Saponaria × lempergii 'Max Frei' soapwort: Single bright pink flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy (borderline)

    A tumbling mass of soft pink, five-petalled flowers on hairy stems from June to August. This low-growing, evergreen perennial is perfect for the front of a sunny, well-drained border, rock garden or raised bed. Since it actually prefers neutral to slightly alkaline soil it's a good choice for a site recently cleared of builders' rubble.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring.

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Eventual height & spread

Good when in flower

2

Looked lovely when flowering, but decidedly gawky and unattractive out of flower and overwinter

Flora

South of England

false

Good edging plant

4

Flowered same year as planting and flowered for several months during summer. Got a bit straggly later on. Not known if it will survive winter as in its first year

Bunty the gardener

Berwick upon Tweed

true

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