Soapwort, Bouncing Bet
Generally low-growing European natives, closely related to Lychnis and Silene. Easy to grow in well-drained soil. Useful in borders and rock gardens.Saponaria officinalis
To 2 ft. high,spreading by underground runners.Elliptical to ovate, darkgreen leaves. Loose clustersof inch-wide summer flowersin red, pink, or white. Rootscrushed in water produce adetergent-like lather. This is atough plant that has naturalizedin much of the West; before herbicides,it grew along railroadrights-of-way. ‘Rosea Plena’,with double light pink flowers,is the common garden form.‘Rubra Plena’ has crimsonblooms that pale as they age.
Native to California and southwestern Oregon. Grows about 6 in. high and wide, with threadlike leaves ...
Native to western and central North America. This striking perennialgrows 2–4 ft. tall and not quite a...
Mostly native to the Mediterranean region, these mounding plants brighten spring bordersand rock garde...