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Camassia leichtlinii subsp. leichtlinii

Camassia

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  • Botanical name: Camassia leichtlinii subsp. leichtlinii
  • Common name: Camassia
  • Family: Hyacinthaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

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. 

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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.

How to grow Camassia leichtlinii

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

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Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Camassia leichtlinii and wildlife

Camassia leichtlinii is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Camassia leichtlinii poisonous?

Camassia leichtlinii has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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