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 White Campion
 Silene
latifolia  

Distribution:  Common across UK.

Habitat:  Found in sunny sites.

Description:  Native biennial/perennial of medium height with white flowers from May to September. 

Uses:  The root has been used to produce a soap substitute for washing clothes, by simmering it in water.

Wildlife:  Food plant of the Campion, Marbled Clover and Marbled Coronet Moths.

 

Sowing Instructions for Seeds for Best Results:  Sow seed in spring in a greenhouse or cold frame. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots.  Plant the seedlings out into their final position in summer.    

Our plants and seeds are of native British origin.