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Also called soapwort, the leaves of this plant were used long ago to make a cleaning lather. Also called bouncing bet, it grows easily along arid roadsides and other difficult places -- showing how easy it is to grow. Flowers come in double forms in red, pink, and white, and some with variegated leaves are good candidates where soil tends to be alkaline. Tumbling over walls, as a ground cover in rock gardens, or in crevice gardens, rock soapwort -- a low, spreading form -- makes colorful pools of bright pink contrasting with surrounding rocks or flag stones. Provide good drainage in full sun.
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Under 6 inches to 3 feet
6-30 inches wide, depending on variety