Camassia leichtlinii subp. leichtlinii

Camassia leichtlinii subsp. leichtlinii

Camassia

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Camassia leichtlinii subsp. leichtlinii
  • Common name: Camassia
  • Plant type: Bulb

Height: 1m

Spread: 20cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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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 look striking when in flower, are very long-lived and are perfect for naturalising in long grass and wildflower gardens. 

Camassia leichtlinii subp. leichtlinii bears spikes of star-shaped flowers through grassy leaves. It's perfect for growing in large drifts for dramatic effect. For best results grow in moist soil in full sun.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Succeeds on poor soil
  • Soil type: Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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