A spreading perennial with pretty pink flowers also known as Bouncing Bet, this herb produces a soapy solution that was once used for cleaning purposes and is often found growing wild near fords and waterways.
- Pretty pink flowers
- Gentle cleaning agent
- Easy to grow
- Good for a wildlife garden
Soapwort contains saponins in the leaves and roots which when boiled with water produces a soapy solution much used in the past for washing wool, textiles and laundry. It has a history of medicinal use for venereal diseases and leprosy, but is toxic in large doses and no longer used. With its prolific pink flowers it makes a pretty plant, but is best grown in a pot.
- Height: 60-100cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Pin
- Flowering period: July - September
Soapwort is an easy to grow perennial which likes a rich soil that doesn’t dry out too much in summer and sun for most of the day. It does spread like mint via thick root and if space is an issue it is better grown in a pot. It can fill any container in a season and will probably need splitting most years to maintain an attractive flowering plant.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.