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Saponaria officinalis

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Description

Soapwort is also called "Bouncing Bet" and "Lady by the garden gate"; plants are seen by the roadside and are considered weedy by some; under cultivation it is an upright pretty perennial with pink, rose or white clusters of flowers; soapworts get their name because they contain saponins in the plant sap which lathers when used for washing; native of Europe that has naturalized

Cultivars:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#red#white#pink#sun#pollinators#poisonous#summer#perennial#herbs#wildflowers
Cultivars:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#red#white#pink#sun#pollinators#poisonous#summer#perennial#herbs#wildflowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Saponaria
    Species:
    officinalis
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herb
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Wildflower
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    White
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators