Camassia

Camassia leichtlinii

Camassia - Camassia leichtlinii

Common Name: Camassia
Genus: Camassia
Species: leichtlinii

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 1.30 m (130 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Lilac
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Loose spires of blue or lilac star-shaped flowers appear on top of tall stems in late spring. Originally from damp meadowlands in North America, this bulbous perennial is perfect for naturalising in a wildflower meadow. It will happily grow in moist soil or partial shade as long as the soil doesn't become waterlogged. Take advantage of its brief flowering season to brighten up a border before summer perennials take over.

  • Garden care: Plant the bulbs 8cm deep and 20cm apart in big groups in the autumn. Try to plant them where they will remain for several years as they resent being moved. In cold areas apply a generous layer of mulch in autumn.


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