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Camassia leichtlinii 'subsp. leichtlinii'

Camassia

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Key information

Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Howard Rice, copyright GAP Photos (303545)

Plant details

Bolt upright flower spikes of star-shaped, creamy flowers push through the grassy leaves of this elegant bulbous perennial in late spring. It's vigorous enough to use in a wildflower meadow but it needs damp soil. Bulbs can be planted in autumn, arranging in drifts for a natural effect. The leaves die back soon after flowering. It has been given an Award of Garden Merit (AGM), which is for plants of outstanding excellence.

Family: Hyacinthaceae

Genus: Camassia

Species: leichtlinii

Cultivar: subsp. leichtlinii

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 100cm

Spread: 20cm

Time to divide plants: March to April


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