An edible plant : the young shoots and the leaves may be used as food in some countries of the Mediterranean region, while the tender leaves are eaten raw in salads. The older leaves may even be eaten boiled or fried, sautéed with garlic as well as in omelettes.
Common name : Silene vulgaris
Scientific name : Silene vulgaris
Family : Caryophyllaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Silene vulgaris - the bladder campion or maidenstears - is a plant species of the genus Silene of the Caryophyllaceae family, native to Europe but also widespread in North America where it is a common wildflower in meadows, open woods, and fields.
Sowing & planting
10 - 60
6 - 8
Plant my silene vulgaris
Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low.
Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air.
Water copiously just after planting.
If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.
Water my silene vulgaris
Water regulary in the fist weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top of the soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !