Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis), packet of 20 seeds, 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. The flowers attract myriads of night pollinators, especially hawk moths. The root is loaded with saponins which can be used as a soap substitute. Sow in spring by barely covering seed, tamping securely and keeping warm and in the light until germ, which takes about 30 days. Thin to 1 foot apart. Flowers to 2 to 3 feet. Will spread and make a patch. Excellent choice for permanent bedding plant or potted culture.
20 seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown