Starry Campion

Botanical Name: Silene stellata

Height: about 60 cm

Season of Bloom: Summer

Growing Conditions: Light shade to full sun, well-drained loamy soil

Wildlife Benefits: Flowers are primarily pollinated by night-flying moths

Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario seed source: No

Seed Germination: C(30) – cold-moist stratify for 30 days

Remarks: This species from the American mid-west does not have many ecological connections in the Ottawa Valley – I just thought the interesting flowers were beautiful, and that it might be a nice companion for Royal Catchfly.

Similar species: Royal Catchfly. Also an obvious relationship to the weedy non-native Bladder Campion