Another common name for Tumbling Ted is rock soapwort. When boiled the roots produce lather as they contain saponins and were once used as a substitute for soap.
It's a vigorous creeping plant, useful for tumbling over rock walls or planters and as an edging to paths.
Plants form a low mound of bright-green leaves, smothered by bright-pink flowers in late spring. Prune plants back hard immediately after blooming, to maintain a compact habit. Originally from Corsica it is drought tolerant once established. Evergreen.
Photo: Blackstem Plants
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