Silene stellata Starry Campion
Cultivation Information Starry Campion
Soil - Normal to dry - with good drainageSun - Sun/Part Sun - We noticed, leaves appeared stronger and healthier in filtered shadePerennial Hardy Zone - 4 to 8
Support - As Starry Campion matures it tends to topple over, staking or raising with other native plants requiring similar growing conditions will aid in support and protection. We have a patch growing on the border of a Pale-leaved Sunflower (Helianthus strumosus) garden.
Affinity for Oak trees - History indicates that Starry Campion grew in Oak Opening living harmoniously with a diverse group of native perennials. Michigan State's Extension Website does a fabulous job inventorying: trees, shrubs, grasses, ferns and native perennials that Starry Campion would consider suitable companions.
2021 Goals -Plant several Starry Campions near the drip line of our young oak tree.
Wildlife Significance Starry Campion
Nectar - For Butterflies and moths and possibly hummingbirds. Hummingbirds flutter about our nursery all summer long, however we have not observed them visiting Silene stellata. Of course, that doesn't mean they didn't.
Deer - Avoid Starry Campion
For detailed information, visit the Illinois Wildflower website