Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)
In this mix
- In Grass
- Neutral - Alkaline
- 60cm (24in)
- Common name
- Bladder Campion
- Full Sun
- 45cm (18in)
- Sow under cover in spring or autumn. Sow thinly, just covering seeds with a sprinkle of soil (germination 1-3 weeks). Pot on and plant out after frosts have passed. Sow direct after the frosts. Space/thin to 45cm (18in).
Perhaps the prettiest of all the campions with whirligig flowers from spring to autumn. Cut the plants almost to the ground when they start to look tatty and they’ll spring back to flower again.
Unlike other campions, Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris) grows in dry, calcareous grassland, often on scrubby field boundaries. So avoid moist ground or improve drainage if you want this to colonise.