Long stems hold dividing sprays of pure white flowers. For such a pretty plant it also has some rather morbid common names such as the "Grave Flower" or "Flower of the Dead" in parts of England, as they are seen often growing on grave sites and around tombstones.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:White Campion, Melandrium album, Grave Flower