Silene vulgaris – Bladder Campion

A medium height semi-sprawling grassland perennial with distinctly waxy grey-green foliage. The flowers, which are white, consist of five cleft petals joined at their base to form a tube, surrounded by a bladder-like calyx, hence the common name of Bladder campion. Flowering occurs from May to August.

Type Seeds per gram Origin Ordering
Grassland Perennial 750 Somerset Order this species

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Habitat Information
This native perennial is found on a wide range of well drained soils, usually on sites that have been subject to a degree of disturbance like rough pasture, roadside verges, waste land and the edge of arable fields. The flowers are open all day but their clove-like scent is only emitted in the evening attracting long tongued moths. The striking black and red froghopper (Cercopis vulnerata) can often be found on Bladder campion.

Growing Information
Easily grown from seed sown at any time of the year.

 

Ordering

You can order any quantity of this species from 1g up to 500g. Please contact us if you require more.

nb: 1kg = 1000g, 0.1kg = 100g

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£/10g £4.00
£/1g £1.50