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Herb Soapwort Officinalis

£1.09

The attractive stems are topped with clusters of pink scented flowers and reach to 60cm.  It has traditionally been used as a herb against colds and the petals and roots can be used as a gentle shampoo or to washed clothes. Also referred to as crow soap, wild sweet William, and soapweed.

  • Seed Count: 750 Seeds

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SKU: HRB130 Categories: ,

Herb Soapwort Officinalis

The attractive stems are topped with clusters of pink scented flowers and reach to 60cm.  It has traditionally been used as a herb against colds and the petals and roots can be used as a gentle shampoo or to washed clothes. Also referred to as crow soap, wild sweet William, and soapweed.

 Cultivation advice Herb Soapwort Officinalis

 

  • Best sown spring or autumn avoiding warmest temperatures.
  • Best soil temperature for germination 15-20 C.
  • To increase germination rate place see packet if fridge 0-4C for 2 weeks to break the seeds dormancy.
  • Ideally sow from Jan  – Apr under-cover with heat provided.
  • Surface sow the seed finely on fine, well draining growing medium.  Do not cover, seed needs light to germinate.  Can be placed in clear plastic bag to retain moisture.
  • Germination 14-28 days in correct conditions.
  • When large enough to handle transplant to 3 pots.  Handle via the leaves do not damage the stems.
  • Grow on and when large enough plant to the growing position in mid to late summer.  Ensue the soil is high in grit content and free draining in full sun.
  • Readily self-seeds.

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