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Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis), potted plant, organic


Family:  Pink (Caryophyllaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 8

(Bouncing Bet, Wild Sweet William, Common Soapwort)  Herbaceous perennial.  Native to southern Europe; a standby in English gardens. Upright plant with lance-shaped leaves and pretty white/pink flowers to 2 to 3 feet.  Will spread and make a patch.   Excellent choice for permanent bedding plant or potted culture.  The flowers attract myriads of night pollinators, especially hawk moths.  The root is loaded with saponins which can be used as soap.  Boil dried roots and/or leaves for 10 minutes, allow to cool, strain and use. Plant prefers sun to shade and regular garden soil, moderate watering.  Space plants 1 to 2 feet apart.
Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

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