Bouncingbet, Bouncing Bet, Soapwort Saponaria officinalis
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Bouncingbet, Bouncing Bet, Soapwort
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In Stock: 0.61 lb
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 12 hours.
warm statify for 2 to 4 weeks, cold stratify for 4 weeks, maintain even moisture during stratification.
sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
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...