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Silene vulgaris

Bladder Campion, Maidenstears

  • Silene vulgaris

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Details

Min. hardiness zone:
5
Item ID:

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: none required
Stratification
Stratification: none required
Germination
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep , tamp the soil, keep moist

Discover the curious perennial Silene vulgaris, commonly known as bladder campion or maidenstears. This plant species belongs to the Pink Family, and is native to Europe while being widespread in North America. The nodding, 5-petaled flowers bloom all summer long, backed by an inflated "bladder" that adds a unique pop to your garden. But Silene vulgaris isn't just pretty - its young leaves are sweet and add flavor to salads, while the cooked young shoots taste like green peas. When pureed, they rival spinach purees, and the leaves can also be finely chopped and added to salads. Don't wait too long to use them, however - the leaves should be harvested before the plant starts to flower. Try Silene vulgaris today and experience its unique taste and charm!

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