Soapwort Heirloom Herb Seeds, Order now, FREE ship
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Soapwort Heirloom Herb Seeds, Order now, FREE shipping & a free gift
(100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Saponaria officinalis
Soapwort is a perennial European native herb which has become thoroughly naturalized in the United States. Found growing in moist ditches, along roadsides, waste places, near old home sites, in meadows, and as a planted ornamental. This plant has many common names, including common soapwort, bouncing-bet, crow soap, wild sweet William, and soapweed. Saponaria officinalis is a common perennial plant from the carnation family
The fragrant flowers have five white to pinkish or red showy petals, each notched and refluxed, about an inch in diameter and are borne in large clusters in the axils of leaves and at the tip of the stems. Flowers bloom from June to October. The leaves are opposite, sessile, slightly hairy, simple and entire: the stem is smooth and swollen at the joints. It forms colonies from underground rhizomes.
As its common name implies, it can be used as a very gentle soap, usually in dilute solution. It has historically been used to clean delicate or unique textiles: it has been hypothesized that the plant was used to treat the Shroud of Turin. A lathery liquid that has the ability to dissolve fats or grease can be procured by boiling the leaves or roots in water. Take a large handful of leaves, bruise and chop them and boil for 30 minutes in 1 pint/600ml of water: strain off the liquid and use this as you would washing-up liquid.
Approximately 45 Heirloom seeds per pkt $6.99
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