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Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis)


Perennial

Aromatic

Medicinal
Height: 3 feet
Aspect: Full Sun or partial shade
Soil Type: Well drained
Uses: Medicinal and aromatic
Care: Herbaceous - cut back in autumn
Usually available: All year
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot
Hardiness: LEVEL 1 - see 'Description' tab below
Description:

Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis)

Soapwort – Saponaria officinalis

Soapwort – Saponaria officinalis is a sprawling perennial which also has beautiful pink, scented flowers.

It has a number of uses, in particular as a gentle shampoo or skin cleanser. Steep the roots in water to make a soapy lather. 

At present it is in use as a cleaning agent for ancient, delicate fabrics.

£2.50

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Product Description

This plant is grown in a 4″ (10cm) pot. It is ready to be placed (weather permitting) into it’s final position. You will receive an instruction label which gives you further cultural instructions.

Note: If the Plant is in season but not in stock it may be available in small quantities. please contact us for stock. Read more on availability here

This plant is LEVEL 1 – Fully hardy UK wide

These levels are determined by Norfolk Herbs and are to be used simply as a guide. Our levels go from 1 (fully hardy) to 6 (requires a heated environment over winter).

Additional information

Weight.5 kg
Height

3 – 5 Foot

Life Cycle

Perennial

Colour

Pinks, Mauves, Blues

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly

Yes

Medicinal

Medicinal

Planting Position

Full Sun, Semi-Shade

Herbs for Tea

No

Ideal for Tubs & Containers

No

Culinary Herbs

Not culinary

Scented

Perfumed

Herb Group

Other

A-Z

S

Width / Spread

Over 2', Vigorous Spreader

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