February 4, 2023
Silene stellata

Silene stellata

Silene stellata is also known as Starry Campion, Widow’s Frill. It is part of the Caryophyllaceae family of plants. Silene stellata is erect, branching perennial. It is native to the Eastern United States.

Silene stellata grows to about 3ft or 90cm. The foliage is lance-shaped. It flowers in late spring to late summer. It produces clusters of white-fringed, 5 petaled flowers. The flowers are tubular.

Silene stellata
Silene stellata

How to grow Silene stellata:

Grow Silene stellata in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in dry to medium moist soil that is well-drained. Silene stellata is a drought-tolerant plant. Seeds mature 2-3 weeks after flowering.

Propagate from seed or cuttings or divisions. Seeds require stratification before sowing. The flowers attract bees, moths, and butterflies which help the pollination process. It is generally disease-free. It is pest-free.

Silene stellata
Silene stellata

Also read about Silene dioica.

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