Flowers Saponaria

Pink Beauty

Saponaria Seed

Product ID: 3703

Airy, cool-season filler.

Sturdy and easy to grow. Stems are thicker, stronger, taller, and easier to manage than those of annual gypsophila, an otherwise similar flower. 3/4 to 1" dusty pink blooms float above gray-blue, waxy foliage. Branching plant habit. Also known as soapwort or cow soapwort. Ht. 24-34". Avg. 5,200 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.




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Backordered until Sep 29, 2018

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Backordered until Sep 29, 2018
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-10 days at 70°F (21°C).

SOWING: Performs best in areas with cool summers. Sow at 2-3 week intervals until midsummer for continuous bloom. Blooms July to August. Direct seed (recommended) - Sow in early spring when the soil is cool and a light frost is still possible. Sow 2-3 seeds every 2", 1/8" deep. Thin to stand 2-9" apart when the first true leaves appear. Transplant - Sow directly into 72-cell plug flats, 2-3 seeds per cell, 4-5 weeks before last frost. Lightly cover seed. Thin to 1 plant per cell. harden off and transplant outdoors after last frost.


Average, well-drained soil.



HARVEST: When 1-2 flowers in a spray are open.

USES: Excellent cut-flower filler. Cottage gardens.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Vaccaria hispanica

ALTERNATE NAMES: Soapwort, cow soapwort

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Vaccaria hispanica
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
55 - 65 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets