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Common Name: SCULPIT
Scientific Name: Silene inflata
Alternative Names: Bladder Campion, Maidenstears, Stridolo

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Silene inflata
Silene inflata


  • Annual
  • Sculpit is native to Europe and also grows wild in the meadows of North America.
  • It is an Italian heirloom with lance-shaped leaves and grows to a height of 45cm.
  • It bears sprays of delightful, inflated flowers that are like miniature pink oval balloons or bladders, fringed with delicate white petals.
  • Sculpit can be planted in the garden or in a pot.
  • The blooms add an exotic touch to mixed flower bouquets and attracts many pollinators.
  • It does best in full sun and prefers poor soil.
  • Like many plants, too rich a soil may cause lots of greens but no flowers.
  • You can prune the leaves at any stage, especially if it is grown in a pot .
  • It has long flower stems making it suitable for cut flower arrangements.

Culinary Uses

  • The fresh young leaves have a delicate, slightly aromatic flavour much like a combination of tarragon, radicchio, and arugula.
  • It can be chopped and added to egg dishes, risotto, salads, soups, pasta and even pizza.

Parts Used

  • The leaves.
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