Herbs > Soapwort Herb

Information on, uses of and how to grow soapwort:

Name
Saponaria officinalis.

Family
Perennial.

Growing pattern
Hardy perennial.

Seeds
Buy Soapwort Seeds from The Green Chronicle (Pay in £, $US, Euro).
Herbs, Seasonings and Spices - Buy Soapwort Root from Mountain Rose Herbs ($US).

How to grow
By seed.

Appearance
Soapwort is a sprawling plant with pink flowers. It grows to a height of 60 cm.

Uses
The flowers produce a soapy substance that can be used to wash delicate clothes. It can also be used as a shampoo and face cleanser.