Saponaria officinalis Open Pollinated

  • Perennial 100cm
  • A soap can be made from boiling...
  • Pale-pink/white flowers with sweet scent

Standard seed packet, 75 seeds

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'Soapwort' seeds

Saponaria officinalis

  • Perennial 100cm
  • A soap can be made from boiling...
  • Pale-pink/white flowers with sweet scent

Perennial growing to 60cm. Upright spreading habit. Attractive pale-pink/white flowers with a sweet fruity scent. Good for borders or as a ground cover. A soap can be made by boiling or steeping the whole plant in water. It is said to be gentler than synthetic cleaners. Also has medicinal uses. Also know as "Bouncing Bet".

Seeds per gram: 750
Product code: B4-14

Quick Sowing Guide
Method Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 5mm
Season Autumn, late winter and spring
Germination 21-30 days @ 12-21°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Hardy Perennial
Plant Spacing 50cm
Plant Height 60cm
Position Part or full sun, moist soil
Days Until Maturity 85 days flower (730 days root harvest)

*Notes: Protect young plants from snails and slugs.


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Express Delivery $15.00

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Ratings & Reviews


Really successful germination rate from these seeds, the plant grew extremely well and was very healthy. Tragically, my mother who I share a garden with turned out to be incredibly allergic to the leaves so it had to go, but I could handle it just fine. I'd encourage anyone to give it a go, just patch-test it before going and making soap.
Talara N 22 October 2021