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A picture of a Bladder Campion

Bladder Campion

Silene vulgaris

Also known as

Campion

Silene vulgaris spp maritima by Mario Modesto Mata (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Bladder Campion

Some white Silene vulgaris flowers in the wild
A close up of some white Silene vulgaris flowers
A close up of a white Silene vulgaris flower
A photo of Bladder Campion

Bladder Campion Overview

Silene vulgaris is a semi-evergreen perennial that produces interesting white flowers from a swollen, bladder-like white-pink bud-like structure with attractive pink venation. This plant typically grows to around 60cm in height, producing sprays of white blooms measuring around 2.5cm across. Flowers appear in summer and this species has an upright, bushy habit. Grows well in full sun or partially shaded conditions, doing best in a well-draining soil.

Common problems with Bladder Campion

How to propagate Bladder Campion

Seed

Cuttings

You can propagate from seeds in the spring or early autumn or from cuttings in spring.

Special features of Bladder Campion

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Bladder Campion

Grown for their mass of 5 petalled flowers.

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