Soapwort – Seeds


SOAPWORT Р Saponaria officinalis, Caryophyllaceae

12 in stock


Soapwort just keeps going on and on.
As a ground cover, Soapwort works wonderfully, and just like Achillea millefolium, every summer it shoots up stems with pairs of oval leaves and very interesting pink flowers.
The Soapwort rhizome and stem contain the saponins that give it it’s name.
These agents make Soapwort a water softener for hair and skin wash.
The Soapwort rhizome and stems are often used medicinally but we have not used them as such.
Soapwort is a very easy plant to strike from seed but the rootsets are naturally much faster.
It prefers some full sun but will grow under trees, although not as dense.
Medium seeds – 510 per gm.
20 Fresh Seeds
Degree of difficulty in germination…..3/10¬†(1 is easy – 10 very difficult) Seasonal