Category: Seminum | Sub-Category: Alpine and Rock Garden
Scientific Name (Genus/Species): Saponaria officinalis 'Nana'
(P) to 15″. A darling, dwarf Soapwort or Bouncing Bet. European native. This stoutly branched perennial has pale green, ovate leaves with parallel veins. The large, pink, five-petalled flowers in small terminal clusters appear in July and last until September. The genus name is from the Latin saponis meaning ‘soap’ and aria, meaning ‘pertaining to’, together referring to the juice of the leaves and root that can make a soap. Why not try your hand at soap-making? Sun. 4 & T2