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Saponaria x lempergii ‘Max Frei’
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Saponaria lempergii Max Frei

<i>Saponaria</i> x <i>lempergii</i> ‘Max Frei’

Saponaria

Soapwort

Naturals for the rockery or a well drained border, their paired leaves promise a lengthy profusion of flowers in showy clusters. These low growing European charmers like a lean soil.

Saponaria x lempergii ‘Max Frei’ full sun

Pretty loose bouquets of pure pink, inch-wide blossoms blanket ‘Max Frei’s noninvasive mass of slender and shiny green leaves nearly all summer long. Let this superlative Swiss hybrid spill over the edge of a bed, beautify a rock wall, or act as a colorful, small-scale ground cover.

Blooms June–October.

Size: 12" high x 18"–2' wide; hardy to zone 5.

Saponaria x lempergii ‘Max Frei’ (P-0133)
Each $7.25
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