Grow in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers dryish, sandy or clay soils. Excellent drainage is essential for growing this plant.
Silene stellata, commonly called starry campion, is a Missouri native wildflower which occurs in dry open woods, clearings and slopes throughout the State. A clump-forming perennial which grows 2-3′ tall. White flowers with 5 fringed petals and bell-shaped calyxes appear in loose terminal spikes in early summer. Lance-shaped leaves (to 3″ long) appear in whorls of 4. Silene is in the same family as Lychnis and Dianthus.