A well know perennial wild herb in Italy, known as stridolo or strigoli, widely used to flavour risottos, pasta, egg dishes, soups and stews. Young leaves are also great in salads. Beautifull wild flowers are produced from late spring trough to late summer, rich in pollen and attract many polinating insects.
Has a sweet delicate flavour with a slight bitterness similiar to fresh green peas or spinach, and can be used in recipes wich would normally use spinach.
Ideally planted in free draining soil in full sun or part shade.
Genus: Silene vulgaris
Aspect: Full Sun/Part shade
Height: 0.4 - 0.6metres
Spread: 0.4 - 0.6 metres