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Name derives from the Latin word Sapo meaning soap, and was used for cleaning purposes until the 1800s. Still used today for cleaning delicate items such as pictures and tapestries.

Type: Hardy Perennial

Height: 80cm 

Spread: 60cm

Soil type: Well drained 

Aspect: Full sun 

Flower colour: White/pale pink

Flowering time: Summer 

Saponaria officinalis Soapwort

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