A hardy perennial growing up to 80cm/32” high, with scented pink flowers at the height of summer.
Prefers full sun or light shade. Roots can become invasive so may need to be contained.
Medicinally, a decoction of Soapwort root can be used externally to treat eczema, acne and other skin conditions.
As its name suggests, saponins in the leaves of this plant cause a lathering effect, as is useful for washing fragile fabrics.
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