A beautiful clump forming plant good for garden beds, edges, container growing, retaining walls and as a garden gap filler.
Perennial, grows 15-20cm tall
The genus name Saponaria derives from the Latin sapo ("soap") and - aria ("pertaining to"), and at least one species, S. officinalis, has been used tomake soap. It contains saponins, and a liquid soap could be produced by soaking the leaves in water. This soap is still used to clean delicate antique tapestries.