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Wild Sweet William (Saponaria officinalis)

Scented, pretty and easy to grow, this is definitely one of our showiest and most garden worthy wildflowers.
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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Middle), In Grass
Soil
Neutral - Alkaline
Height
60cm (24in)
Common name
Soapwort
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
60cm (24in)

Description

Try rubbing the leaves between your hands are you get a sort of lather – hence its name soapwort, traditionally used for washing fabric. It’s scented, pretty and easy to grow, definitely one of our showiest, most garden worthy wildflowers.

Care Tips

Soapwort is a very tough, quick to establish plant that readily self-seeds. You can deadhead blooms once they have died out to encourage more blooms.