Soapwort – Saponaria officinalis, S. vaccaria (Vaccaria hispanica of V. pyramidata) Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Shop our Growers Choice Subscription! Shop Now Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now 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. Flower Color: Pink, Red, White Availability: Summer 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.