Silene inflata, Scuplit / Stridolo (Organic)

Silene vulgaris. Perennial.

Salad herb native to Europe. Great for year-round salads as it is very hardy. Also good cooked in risotto and omelets. Used throughout Italy for its slightly aromatic flavor much like arugula or chicory, but milder and with an herbal note. Some avoid the older leaves as they have a strong bite. Very easy to grow with pretty flowers. May self seed. Aka, Sculpit, Bladder Campion.

Sow in pots indoors February through September. Transplant 3-4 weeks after sprouting. May also be direct sown early spring through late summer. A great choice for winter gardens in our area. Winter hardy perennial is easy to grow.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds from brown dry flowers before they shatter too much. Cut seedheads when dry, thresh by hand or by dancing, winnow or screen to clean. Easy to save seed, but the seeds are very small.

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