Bladder Campion Seed

Silene vulgaris

£2.00

Perennial wildflower. White flowers with two lobed petals. Papery, inflated bladders behind the flowers are creamy-green.

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Description

Silene vulgaris

Bladder Campion is a perennial wildflower found in dry scrubby environments, preferring sun, unlike Red Campion. It can grow to about 1m tall, branching  and is more common in the south than north. White flowers open in mid-summer and behind each flower is an inflated, papery bladder, usually pale creamy-green and very conspicuous. White petals are divided into 2 lobes. The leaves are edible. The whole plant dies down in winter, to re-emerge in spring. Useful on dry, sunny, open field margins.

Pic courtesy of Michael Gasperl Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Additional information

Weight N/A
Hardiness

Hardy

Wildlife

yes

Native

yes

Size

1gm pack (approx100seed), 1gm pack approx 700seed

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