The seeds can also be sown in a tray of compost by sprinkling the seeds on top and pressing into the soil, no need to cover. Water. Once the seedlings are big enough to handle, carefully remove them and grow on in small pots until ready to plant out in the garden.
Also known as Adders’ Flower, Jack-by-the-Hedge, Red Mintchop, Soldiers’ Buttons and Scalded Apples, Red Campion is a hardy perennial, growing 1 – 3 ft (30 – 92 cm) high. Pretty, bright-red/pink flowers with divided petals, which close at night, and sticky leaves. Great favourite of the long-tongued bumble-bee and good nectar plant for butterflies and other insects. Food plant of the Rivulet, Campion, Lychnis, Twin Spot Carpet, Marbled Clover and Sandy Carpet moths.
Red Campion generally flowers May to September but sometimes goes on longer. Will thrive in semi-shade or full sun.
Hardy perennial wildflower that looks like a big daisy. Also known as Moon Daisy, Marguerite and Maudlin Daisy. Ht 2 – 3 ft (60 – 90 cm). It is a native grassland wildflower, found in meadows and open woods. The word “daisy” comes from two Anglo-Saxon words – daeyes and eayes = day’s eye. It has many herbal uses – but please seek advice before using! Great plant for insects.
Ox-eye Daisies are long-flowering, from May to October, and often later.