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White Campion, White Cockle
Silene latifolia

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Silene (sy-LEE-nee) (Info)
Species: latifolia (lat-ee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Biennials

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Valparaiso, Indiana

Barbourville, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

0
positives
0
neutrals
1
negative
RatingContent
Negative

On May 23, 2012, plant_it from Valparaiso, IN wrote:

If I lived in Europe, I'd rate it a positive. But in the U.S., negative. White Campion is native to most of Europe, Western Asia and Northern Africa. It is now widely distributed throughout North America. In the U.S., it's a non-native invasive species. Non-native species invade ecosystems and destroy habitat and food source for native insects, birds and other wildlife.

White Campion is a herbaceous annual, occasionally biennial or a short-lived perennial plant. Despite the wide array of conditions in which campion can thrive, it prefers sunny areas that have rich and well-drained soil.

The appearance depends on the age of the plant; when young they form a basal rosette of oval to lanceolate leaves 4-10 cm long, and when they get older, forked stems grow f... read more