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.
Rising above clumps of fleshy, blue-green leaves, the purplish blue upper leaves and flower bracts of ...
The most widely grown irises fall into the bearded group. More than a century of breeding has produced...
From Europe and NorthAfrica. Upright to 75–100 ft.tall, 50–100 ft. wide. Yellowishbrown bark. Narrow, ...