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Silene alba

For sale by Julie Norfolk

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Pot SizeTotal Price
0.5 litres
£2.50

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Common names

White campion, Campion

Description

Silene alba (White campion). This species has large white flowers with a slight scent that open in the evenings to attract moths to pollinate them. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe. STEM: Upright, mostly branched. ROOT: Thick, almost woody stock. HAIRS: Soft, stickily hairy above. STIPULES: Absent LEAF-STALK: Only on lower leaves. BRACTS: Present FLOWER STALK: Elongating in fruit SEPALS: 5, joined into tube with narrow teeth. PETALS: 5, deeply 2-lobed. STAMENS: Males with 10 STIGMA: Females with 5 OVARY: 1, 1-celled SEEDS: Numerous, kidney-shaped, rough.

Cultivation

They are fully to frost-hardy plants, they like fertile, well-drained soil with full or partial-sun. You can propagate from seeds in the spring or early autumn or from cuttings in spring.

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow. Flowers which open in the evening.

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Silene alba | Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17
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