Bladder Campion | Silene vulgaris

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Elevate your garden with the ethereal charm of Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris) from our online wildflower nursery! Delicate and graceful, this perennial beauty showcases slender stems, lance-shaped leaves, and distinctive white flowers with inflated calyces. Flourishing in various habitats, from meadows to rocky slopes, Bladder Campion attracts bees and butterflies, enriching your landscape with biodiversity.

Hardy and undemanding, it thrives in well-drained soils. Embrace the elegance of Bladder Campion, a low-maintenance yet captivating addition to your outdoor haven. Order now to bring the enchantment of this exquisite wildflower to your garden!


Botanical Information: Bladder Campion

Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris) is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Caryophyllaceae family. Notable for its delicate appearance, it features slender stems, lance-shaped leaves, and distinctive white flowers with inflated calyces, giving the plant its characteristic bladder-like appearance. Typically reaching heights of 30 to 80 centimetres, Bladder Campion adds a touch of elegance to various landscapes.


Indigenous to Europe and Asia, Bladder Campion thrives in a range of habitats, from grasslands to rocky slopes. It displays a preference for well-drained soils and is often found in open areas, meadows, and disturbed sites. The plant’s adaptability allows it to establish itself in both sunny and partially shaded locations, contributing to its widespread distribution.

Benefits to Wildlife

Bladder Campion plays a vital role in supporting wildlife, especially pollinators. Bees, butterflies, and other insects are attracted to its nectar-rich flowers, aiding in the pollination of surrounding flora. The plant’s value extends beyond its aesthetic appeal, acting as a vital resource for local ecosystems and contributing to the overall biodiversity of the area.

Conservation Status in the UK

With a stable and widespread presence, Bladder Campion enjoys a favourable conservation status in the United Kingdom. Its adaptability to different environments contributes to its resilience. While not considered endangered, the plant’s significance in supporting pollinators and enhancing biodiversity aligns with broader conservation goals, emphasizing the importance of preserving its populations.

Ease of Growing

Gardeners appreciate this campion for its ease of cultivation. This hardy perennial readily establishes itself in well-drained soils and is well-suited for both garden beds and naturalistic landscapes. Its low-maintenance nature and ability to thrive in diverse conditions make it an excellent choice for those seeking an elegant yet undemanding addition to their outdoor spaces.

Bladder Campion stands as a resilient and ecologically valuable plant. Its delicate beauty, adaptability to different habitats, and positive contributions to local wildlife make it a preferred choice for gardeners and conservationists alike. With its ease of cultivation, Bladder Campion continues to charm and thrive, enhancing the natural beauty of various landscapes.

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg


Flowering Months

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Light levels

Soil moisture

Extremely Dry, Waterlogged, Well draining


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