Camassia cusickii


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Summer/autumn blooming bulb

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Sometimes known as wild hyacinths, camassias come from North America where the huge bulbs were a traditional wild food crop. They are striking plants when in flower, very long-lived and a perfect choice for naturalising in long grass and wildflower gardens, or in a bog garden which will satisfy their love of moist conditions. For best effect, plant in large drifts so that their tall slender stems of star-like pale to deep steel-blue flowers can make a strong impact.

Family: Hyacinthaceae

Genus: Camassia

Species: cusickii

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 80cm

Spread: 10cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

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