Bell catchfly is an engaging perennial wildflower in the pink (Caryopyllaceae) family that is native to the mountains of Oregon and California. The cute, nodding, bell-shaped flowers are white to greenish or pink with fringed petals. The stamens and styles protrude from the flower’s center. Blooms May-August depending on elevation. The whole plant can sometimes be glandular and sticky. In the wild bell catchfly grows in areas with good drainage on rocky ridgelines, among chaparral, in light forests, and woodland margins. The erect to arching stems grow 6″-12″ tall. Can tolerate full sun but may benefit from part shade at lower elevations. Prefers coarse soil with good drainage. Attractive to bees and other pollinators.
Silene campanulata seed packets contain 1/4 teaspoon of seed.
Seed Germination Instructions
30-60 days cold-moist stratification. Sow outside in fall to late winter.