Sculpit (Silene inflata) packet of 50 seeds, Organic

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$2.45

Family:  Pink (Caryophyllaceae)

Generally considered to be a self-seeding annual, these will nonetheless perennialize in Zones 7 and up.  60 days to harvest, 100 days to flower.

(Bladder Campion, Stridolo) An Italian heirloom, with toothsome, lance-shaped leaves giving rise to sprays of delightful, inflated flowers to a height of 18 inches.  The inflated calyx is pink to green, and the flowers are purely white.  The fresh leaves are used to flavor risotto, omelettes and sauces.  The flavor is mild and may be likened to tarragon.  This plant is extremely easy to grow from seed.  Sow in greenhouse in early spring and work up in pots, or sow directly in the garden bed in spring to early summer.  Given the unobtrusive nature of Sculpit, it works very well to companion with other species such as Echinacea, violets, etc.  Harvest the leaves with scissors–they will soon regrow for another pick!  Space plants 1 foot apart.

50 seeds per packet, certified organically grown

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  1. Question

    Eileen

    Can scupit/ silene inflata be grown in zone 6(Pennsylvania 19380)? Thanx

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      Richo Cech

      Hi Eileen, Yes, easily, as an annual. I found they overwintered well in a Z 7 but they might not overwinter in a Z6. Richo

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  2. Jeanne

    One of my favorite perennial edibles

    Jeanne

    I’ve been growing this “edimental” for years. It is ready to begin harvest early in the season many weeks before other greens can be planted in the garden, making it so useful during the Hunger Gap. It makes an amazing salad green, but is also delicious cooked with rice, eggs, or in soups. The lovely, delicate summer flowers are a bonus. I begin havesting for greens again in the early- to mid-fall, though I have also eaten the greens (cooked) throughout the season. Photo April 10th (zone 5, 4,600′ elevation, last frost here is May 10-15). Highly recommended.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Jeanne,
      And I might add I was impressed how splendid the plants were after overwintering. I thought they might disappear–they got better!
      Richo

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    Francis-Olive Hampton

    Hi there. I live in Zone 10 and I have just purchased several seed packs that I can plant now. Wondering if this can be planted here in Sierra Madre California currently? We are getting quite a bit of rain, temps mostly high 60s to 70 during day and not below 48 at night… THANK YOU!

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    • 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
      Richo Cech

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      Hello Francis-Olive,
      With temperatures like those, I think the sculpit will come right up. Richo

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