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Saponaria officinalis 'Rubra Plena'

Saponaria officinalis 'Rubra Plena'
Price:  £4.50

Family:  Caryophyllaceae
Main Season:  Autumn
Flower Colour:  Red
Leaf Colour:  Green
Foliage:  Deciduous
Position:  Sun
Soil Type:  Ordinary, medium loam
Height:  60cm to 90cm (2' to 3')
Peat Free?  Yes
Hardiness Guide:  RHS H7 minimum at least -20C
Pot Size:  9cm



Approx. 4 in stock

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Fully double flowers in a deep inky red, with a hint of purple!  Can be a bit of a thug but looks lovely in late summer and autumn, ideal for a cottage garden style.  60cm.

This is the deeper reddish purple double form of soapwort - NOT the usual pink double that seems to have been dumped on a verge in every village in the country!

A classic old-fashioned perennial that has it's place in modern gardens as it is a great contrast with grasses and other herbaceous plant sin a meadow or prairie style planting.  It's certainly tough enough to look after itself with just a hard cut back in late winter.  Suits most soils but avoid very dry or very wet.