Soapwort Seeds - White Beauty

(Vaccaria hispanica Saponaria) Annual. 60 days to maturity. 

Soapwort is an old-time annual that is regaining its popularity. White Beauty is 2 feet tall, with woody stems and hundreds of tiny, white flowers. Great for arrangements and often used like Baby's Breath.

*Soapwort gets its name from a high saponin content. When ground up and mixed with water it gets bubbly!*

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Growth Habit: Upright, bushy growth to 2 feet height, with sturdy, branching stems, oblong leaves, and sprays of 1” blooms.

Sun Requirements: Full fun

Soil Preference: Average, well drained soil. 

When to Plant: Sow seeds outdoors in early Spring when frost is still possible OR start indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost. 

How to Plant: 

Direct sow:  sow seeds outdoors in soil ⅛” deep and lightly cover. Seeds should germinate in 10-14 days. Thin young plants to 9” apart. Plant in succession every 2-3 weeks until midsummer to prolong harvest. 

Transplant: sow seeds indoors in flats or containers in soil ⅛” deep and cover lightly.  Seeds should germinate in 10-14 days. Harden off seedlings before transplanting after the last frost. Space plants to 9” apart.

Direct sow:  sow seeds 

Transplant: sow seeds indoors 

When / How to Harvest: Harvest flowers when just 1-2 in a spray are open.

Uses: White Beauty Soapwort makes an excellent cut flower and bouquet filler. 

 

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  • $2.99



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