Camassia leichtlinii 'Alba'

Camassia leichtlinii subsp. leichtlinii | Camass, Quamash

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Elegant flower spikes of pure white blooms with lilac-blue anthers rise above handsome strap-shaped, bright green leaves. Native to damp meadowland in North America, these bulbs were once highly prized as a food source. Now, their beautiful flower spikes make them a valuable addition to the late spring garden, where the delightful show fills the gap between spring bulbs and summer perennials. Grow Camassia leichtlinii 'Alba' in damp borders, the edge of woodland gardens or in informal grassy meadows, where it will happily naturalise. They also make excellent cut flowers for a vase indoors. Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 20cm (8"). Supplied as bulbs.


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Height Up to 80cm (32in)
Spread Up to 20cm (8in)

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10 camassia bulbs (KC1264)

Grow Camassia in a sunny or partially shaded position in fertile, moist, well-drained soil, avoiding areas which become water-logged. Plant Camassia bulbs approximately 10cm (4") deep and 20cm (8") apart. Camassia plants resent disturbance so are best planted in undisturbed borders or grassy areas, where they can be left to naturalise. For a natural look try casting Quamash bulbs across the lawn or planting area and plant them where they land.
Camassia plants require little maintenance but in winter, will benefit from a dry mulch, such as straw or bark chips, to protect them from hard frosts. If growing Camassia in grassy areas allow the foliage to yellow and die back completely before mowing. Avoid moving them as this may delay the development of these colourful Camassia flowers.

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