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Image of Saponaria officinalis (Jabonera / Saponaria). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Saponaria officinalis

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 01 03, 2006

 

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Species:  Saponaria officinalis L.
Family:  Caryophyllaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Caryophyllales
Chilean Name:  Jabonera , Saponaria
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0341
About 1 Saponaria in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 57 Caryophyllaceae in Chile and 23 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   Industrial Use   Weed   
1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).     Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.   In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.     The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.   Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
White, 5 petals   Blue, 5 petals      Perennial     

Foreign    Not Frequent

Height:100

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Saponaria officinalis (Jabonera / Saponaria). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Saponaria officinalis

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 01 03, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: White, 5 petals
Blue, 5 petals

Height:100

 

Image of Saponaria officinalis (Jabonera / Saponaria). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Saponaria officinalis

IX Region, China Muerta y Lago Caburga (Norte), Chile
Altitude: 400-1200 m. 03 15, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.
Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.
In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.

 

Image of Saponaria officinalis (Jabonera / Saponaria). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Saponaria officinalis

IX Region, China Muerta y Lago Caburga (Norte), Chile
Altitude: 400-1200 m. 03 15, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal
Industrial Use
Weed

 

 

 

Image of Saponaria officinalis (Jabonera / Saponaria). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Saponaria officinalis

IX Region, China Muerta y Lago Caburga (Norte), Chile
Altitude: 400-1200 m. 03 15, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (2) of Saponaria officinalis L. available here

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Paronchyia sp. #1761

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