Silene, Sea Campion, Bladder Campion 'Druett's Variegated'

Silene uniflora

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Silene (sy-LEE-nee) (Info)
Species: uniflora (yoo-nee-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Druett's Variegated


Alpines and Rock Gardens


Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Grown for foliage


Good Fall Color

Foliage Color:


White/near White




under 6 in. (15 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Where to Grow:

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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Seed Collecting:

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This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Calistoga, California

Clayton, California

Fairfield, California

San Francisco, California

Santa Rosa, California

Grand Junction, Colorado

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Conway, South Carolina

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 30, 2011, VelvetAndroid from Cardiff,
United Kingdom (Zone 9a) wrote:

Hi wonkyostrich, I can confirm that it overwintered just fine here in the Vale of Glamorgan last winter, even in the harsh one we had. Was in an alpine tub on the patio until a few minutes ago, but I've just moved it to the edge of a raised border (where it can trail down over the stony wall) as it was threatening to take over the tub, it's so vigorous! Have successfully taken cuttings from where I pinched it out this spring too looks like being one of those little gems of a plant that one stumbles across from time to time :)


On Jun 7, 2011, wonkyostrich from cardiff,
United Kingdom wrote:

i have this plant in my alpine garden and it looks very nice as flowers look like paper bells and i always love verigated leaves but i will report back after winter to tell you whether it is hardy or not in my area (zone 9a). will make a very nice edition to a dark coloured rockery.


On Apr 23, 2011, MaryE from Baker City, OR (Zone 5b) wrote:

It looked very good as part of a tub with annuals, a nice contrast with the varigated leaves even when it wasn't blooming. Our winter temperatures were in the -10 range, it is supposed to be hardy to -30. Mine died. I liked it well enough to try to find it again, and next winter will bring it inside.


On Jun 14, 2010, Kiyzersoze from Coral Springs, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

Does not live in South Florida. It melted. I didn't really expect it to but I was hoping. I first saw this plant in Ireland and brought one home from a trip to California. I love this plant. If I lived further North I would definately grow it.