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Saponaria officinalis

Bouncing Bet, Bouncingbet, Soapwort

In Stock: 2.806 lb (Total:2.806lb)
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2.81 lb
Saponaria officinalis

Details

Germination:
98%
Germination test:
cut
Purity:
99%
Seeds per lb:
320,000
Quantity:
2.81 lb
Collected in:
Hungary
Crop year:
2022
Min. hardiness zone:
3
Item ID:
1832318

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 12 hours
Stratification
Stratification: warm statify for 2 to 4 weeks, cold stratify for 4 weeks, maintain even moisture during stratification
Germination
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: will germinate in 14-60 days 

In a Nutshell:

* Common Soapwort ( Saponaria officinalis ) is a vespertine flower , and a common perennial plant from the carnation family ( Caryophyllaceae ). Other common names are Bouncing Bet and Sweet William, locally it is simply "the Soapwort" although there are about 20 species of soapworts altogether. more...
* An herbaceous perennial, erect, with 3/4"white or pinkish fragrant flowers in terminal clusters and in the leaf axils, blooms throughout summer, spreads by creeping rhizomes, roots used as a soap substitute, grows on roadsides, native to Europe, but widely naturalized in the eastern U.S. Roots & seeds are poisonous.
* Soapwort's main medicinal use is as an expectorant. Its strongly irritant action within the gut is thought to stimulate the cough reflex and increase the production of a more fluid mucus within the respiratory passages[ more...

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