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Family: CaryophyllaceaeMain Season: AutumnFlower Colour: RedLeaf Colour: GreenFoliage: DeciduousPosition: SunSoil Type: Ordinary, medium loamHeight: 60cm to 90cm (2' to 3')Peat Free? Not yetHardiness Guide: RHS H7 minimum at least -20CPot Size: 1.4L
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.