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Saponaria officinalis, Bouncing Bet, 100 SEEDS
Listing # 202524
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Quantity: 2
Closes: 15 Days, 1 Hour
Location: Washington, United States
Started : 7/5/2019 2:13:32 AM
Ends: 8/4/2019 2:13:32 AM
Seller: growingcrazy (255)
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DESCRIPTION

Saponaria officinalis, Bouncing Bet, often called Sweet William or Garden Phlox

An introduced plant commonly found growing wild and a favorite of the spectacular night flying sphinx moth. Wonderfull for the night garden where the fragrant blooms can attact the moths to feed.

A European perennial in the carnation family that escaped from pioneer gardens to roadsides. The showy clusters of white flowers are tinged pink, or light pink.

Saponaria prefers full sun. Winter survival is dependent on the plant growing in well-drained soil. Low fertilizer needs, drought tolerant once established, best with irrigation, and deadheading to promote a second flush of blooms.

Its roots, from which the soap comes, contain a toxic substance called saponin. Mix it with a little water, and it lathers. The plant also had other uses besides soap. The rhyzome was collected in fall and dried, it was used as an expectorant, a laxative, a detergent, and a purgative. It was also used for skin diseases and for arthritic conditions. The saponins are a strong irritant which stimulates a cough reflex, so it was often used to loosen a dry cough, bronchitis and asthma.

It was used as a treatment for certain skin conditions, eczema, psoriasis, acne, boils, gout, and arthritis. Textile restorers currIently use Saponaria which has been boiled in lime free water to clean old fragile fabrics, and it also can be used as a gentle wash for damaged hair and sensitive skin.

Zones: 2-8

Height: 2-3 ft

Well drained

GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS COME WITH THE SEEDS.

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I AM NO LONGER ACCEPTING PAYPAL BECAUSE IT IS AN EBAY COMPANY AND NOT SAFE FOR A SELLER TO USE. I TAKE CHECKS AND MONEY ORDERS ONLY. DUE TO NON-PAYING BUYERS LIKE GardenerGram I HAVE ENDED THE FREE SHIPPING AND NO LONGER TAKE ANY E - PAYMENTS. DON'T LIKE IT? WELL YOU CAN USUALLY FIND IT ON EBAFIA FOR TWICE THIS PRICE OR HALF THIS SIZE.

You are welcome to email me with your want list esp. if you want more than the token amount listed here. Just click on the "ask seller a question" link to reach me.

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NEARLY ALL OF THE DAVE'S GARDEN FEEDBACK WAS FOR LILIUM, BUT I HAD FAR MORE INVESTED IN NATIVE PLANTS AND BULBS, ALL OF WHICH ARE NOW EXTINCT DUE TO THE ANTI-FARMING ATTITUDE IN OREGON.

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