Soapwort – Saponaria officinalis, S. vaccaria (Vaccaria hispanica of V. pyramidata)

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Soapwort – Saponaria officinalis, S. vaccaria (Vaccaria hispanica of V. pyramidata)

Common Name: Soapwort, Outdoor Gypsophila

Botanical Name: Saponaria officinalis, S. vaccaria (Vaccaria hispanica of V. pyramidata), sa-po-NAH-ree-a o-FIS-i-nal-is or o-fis-i-NAY-lis

Decorative Life: 7-10 days.

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Availability:

Harvest Instructions:

Harvest when 1/4-1/3 of the flowers are open.

Storage Specifics:

36-41F, in water.

Tidbits:
  • From the Latin “sapo” (soap) which was made from this plant. One meaning of the specific epithet name “officinalis” is medicinal.