Soapwort ‘Saponaria officinalis’

From £1.50

Flowers 2cm wide pink, pale green leaves. This plant has many common names including common soapwort, bouncing-bet, crow soap, wild sweet William, and soapweed.

Saponaria is derived from the Latin sapo (stem sapon-) meaning “soap”, which, like its common name, refers to its utility in cleaning, it produces a lather when in contact with water.

It grows in cool places at low or moderate elevations under hedgerows and along the shoulders of roadways.


Additional information

Sun Preference

Sun either Partial or Full

Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Flowers best in cool places, near hedgerows.


Attracts many pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

Flowering season

July – September

Flowering colour


Eventual height



Plants – expected delivery within 7-10 days when in stock, Seeds – expected delivery within 4-7 days when in stock

Species Type