| Soapwort |
| Saponaria officinalis|
| Uses: Medicinal
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 3-9) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
|| Ease of Germination: Easy |
Excellent shampoos, skin rinses and washes for delicate fabrics are made by steeping roots in water. Lathers like soap when agitated. Skin rinse helps to relieve itchiness.