Cote d'Azur Pinks
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Saponaria ocymoides. Spellbinding masses of tiny candy-pink flowers smother the delicate evergreen foliage of this low-maintenance and hardy perennial. Dense and compact, but with a spreading habit that will spill over the edges of raised beds and walkways. Height 4-6". No. 1 size root.
Sold as: Pkg of 4
It is very important to plant as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the plastic bags. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes.
Soak bare-root perennials in water for a few hours before planting. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be a while before the plant shows itself.
Plant with crowns just under soil surface, 12-18" apart. Prefers full sun to light shade and any type of well drained soil.
Cut back after blooming to encourage reblooming. Blooms in summer. Excellent in rock gardens or as a ground cover.