Sum­mer beauty with a vul­gar name

PLANT OF THE WEEK

Yorkshire Post - YP Magazine - - Advertising Feature -

SI­LENE vul­garis may not have a pretty name, but it is a pretty plant with its white flow­ers and grey-green fo­liage. From May through till Au­gust or even Septem­ber, it blooms away in any open, sunny po­si­tion in welldrained soil. Its com­mon name is blad­der cam­pion and although it’s of­ten found grow­ing wild, its size has made it a pop­u­lar plant for rock­eries where the clove-like scent of the blooms is cast on the evening breeze to at­tract feed­ing moths. If it spreads too much, sim­ply pull it up.

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