Bladder campion is a wildflower of meadows, roadside verges and field margins, and loves a position in full sun. It has a semi- sprawling habit, so looks best when planted with other wildflowers. The white flowers have a bladder – like calyx which add an interesting dimension. The leaves are rather waxy and a pale green, which contrast well against other foliage. It is an ideal addition to a wildlife garden or garden meadow.
Bladder campion is a great nectar plant for bumble bees and other insects during the day. The flowers emit a clove like scent. In the evening, they attract long tongued moths.
The leaves have a culinary use; when young they can be added to salads, whereas the older leaves can be cooked.
Available to buy online or for collection from The Blooming Wild Nursery, Somerset.