Red Campion (Silene dioica)
The seed is from a UK sustainable source.
Red campion is a low-maintenance wildflower bearing delicate pink flowers on tall, rich green stems(to 30cm). Red Campion is found growing wild in woodlands and roadside verges often in clumps. It is easy to grow and tolerant of most soils. Red Campion is a great addition to a moist wildflower meadow and is equally at home in a partially shaded corner. An excellent wildflower plant for attracting bees and butterflies/moths as it has nectar/pollen rich flowers. The picture displayed is of the plants in flower.
Good soil that retains moisture but can struggle in acid soils.
WHEN TO SOW
March to May and from August to September when soils are warm for flowering the following year. (An early March sowing may produce flowers the first year.)
Sow directly into soil where you want the plants to flower in the spring or autumn into fine soil and lightly rake. The plants self-seed after flowering. Stems cab be cut back after flowering to encourage a second flush.
Keep weed free in the early stages of growth.
Germinates in 2-3 weeks under good conditions of warmth and moisture.