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CAMASSIA (quamash)

CAMASSIA (quamash)

CAMASSIA (quamash)

Camassia is a genus of six species native to North America. These attractive early summer flowering bulbs are ideal for any sunny border or they can be naturalised in grass.They are especially attractive under fruit trees when combined with purple tulips. The stary flowers are arranged in a stiff spike and vary in heigh from 30cm to 1.2m. The flowers have dramatic yellow stamens. They are useful to add height to a border.They flower in late May and June. Some plants have variegated foliage that contrasts well with the typically blue flowers. Camassia quamash (C.esculenta) was eaten by the native Americans. Plants are perennial, bulbs should be sown in the autumn and they can be divided once the foliage has withered.

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BM5201 - CAMASSIA CUSICKII

Large racemes of silvery-blue flowers. These are the first to flower - just as the daffodils are fading.  Ideal for adding colour to a sunny border. They are happy in any good garden soil and can be naturalised. At Wisley gardens they are mixed with the taller and later C.caerulea to follow on from daffodils in the grass.

Height: 36"

Flowers: May

5 = £5.55; 15 = £15.25

BM5201 - CAMASSIA CUSICKII

BM5202 - CAMASSIA LEICHTLINII ALBA

Award of Garden MeritMore correctly this is Camassia leichtlinii but we use the alba to distinguish it from the blue forms. It has large spikes of stary creamy white flowers. It is an excellent border plant for any soil in sun or will naturalise in grass. It is an excellent foil for the purple Allium hollandicum.

Height:30"

Flowers: May

5 = £5.55; 15 = £15.25

BM5202 - CAMASSIA LEICHTLINII ALBA

BM5203 - CAMASSIA LEICHTLINII CAERULEA

Award of Garden MeritStriking spikes of strong blue starry flowers with conspicuous yellow stamens. It is a good foil for the creamy varieties and excellent to add early colour to the herbaceous border. It can be  naturalised in grass and is traditionally used around the base of fruit trees.  Plant the bulbs 6" deep in the autumn. Summer dormant.

Height:30"

Flowers: May

5 = £5.55; 15 = £15.25

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BM5203 - CAMASSIA LEICHTLINII CAERULEA

BM5209 - CAMASSIA LEICHTLINII SEMI-PLENA

This is the tallest of the camassias and the last to flower. The very tall, stiff stems, are  densely covered with a succession of creamy-yellow star-shaped flowers that are semi-double. The flower for a long time and are perfect for the middle of a sunny border.Like all summer flowering bulbs the leaves are fading by the time the flowers appear so I plant them in the middle of the border. They are good poking up behind the leaves of daylilies (hemerocallis)

Height: 4'

Flowers: May-June

3 = £7.20

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BM5209 - CAMASSIA LEICHTLINII SEMI-PLENA

BM5204 - CAMASSIA QUAMASH (esculenta)

(Camassia esculenta).These were a food plant for native Americans but you would need a lot of these tiny bulbs to make a meal! Deep blue spikes of flowers with bright golden stamens. Naturalises well and is a good foil for the Pheasant Eye Narcissus (poeticus recurvus). It is rather like a slender, upright bluebell.  Plant the bulbs in the autumn. Summer dormant.

Height: 14"

Flowers: May

20 = £5.55; 50 = £13.30

This item is currently out of stock.

BM5204 - CAMASSIA QUAMASH (esculenta)
 

Award of Garden Merit =those plants given the Award of Garden Merit by the RHS.

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