Camassia are handsome plants for the border or naturalising. Likes moisture-retentive soil.
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Large, eye-catching spikes of lavender-blue, star-shaped flowers rise up during May and June on Camassia ‘Blue Candle.’
This statuesque cultivar produces stems up to a metre in height and is perfect for naturalising in a large border, or through long grass in dappled shade. Moist, well-drained soil is a must for Camassias. Plant the bulbs in groups or swathes for a generous display of soft summer blues.
The bee-friendly florets open from the base of stems upwards, giving a long-lasting display. Beautiful planted next to early summer Alliums for a harmonious and attractive display of colour and shape.
A striking Camassia with intense, deep-blue flowers and variegated foliage. ‘Blue Melody’ is a perfect choice of bulb to weave into a harmonious planting scheme of early summer blues.
A bed of grass-like gold and green, striped foliage appears during spring, from which the flower spikes emerge in May. Stems up to 35cm tall bear the star-shaped blooms, each with a beaded green eye and sprinkling of golden stamens in their centre.
Plant the bulbs in moist, well-drained soil, ideally through long grass or a border where they are sure to not be disturbed, providing a delightful swathe of hazy blue in May and June.
Pretty, star-shaped blooms of wisteria-blue with pale, golden anthers adorn tall, elegant stems on Camassia ‘Cusickii’ during June, opening from the base of stems upwards.
Rising up from a rosette of broad, glaucous foliage, the colourful spires of this heirloom variety add a dreamy feel to the early summer garden.
Excellent for meadow areas and wild, naturalistic planting schemes, the bee-friendly blooms also make wonderful cut flowers.
Plant the bulbs in sun or part-shade, in well-drained, rich soil. Planting in groups or clusters is recommended for an impactful display.
June flowering, pure white Camassia ‘Leichtlinii Alba’ is a garden treasure, perfect for planting to sparkle in long, grassy areas of garden.
Star-like, glittering ivory florets are clustered along tall, strong stems, lasting for several weeks. Opening upwards from the base of their stems, the blooms make wonderful, graceful cut flowers.
The bulbs of Camassias are most happy in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil in sun or part shade and are ideal for naturalising in generous drifts through the garden.
Early-summer Alliums make brilliant bedfellows for Camassias, the contrast between colour and shape work well in both modern and traditional planting schemes.
Leichtlinii Blue Heaven
The airy spires of sky-blue Camassia ‘Leichtlinii Blue Heaven’ are a welcome sight when blooming amongst long grass, proudly announcing the start of summer.
This blissful Camassia produces delicate, spidery florets of icy blue with pronounced golden stamens, clustered along slender stems up to 65cm tall. The flower spikes are wonderful for cutting, adding texture and height to seasonal bouquets and flower arrangements.
Plant the bulbs in clusters or ribbons through meadow areas and garden borders, in moisture retentive soil to glow in the sun and dance in the June breeze.
A useful and striking plant to fill the gap between spring bulbs and summer-flowering perennials.
One of the finest cultivars of Camassia, ‘Leichtlinii Caerulea’ bears slender stems of deep mauve-blue flowers during June.
Wonderful for bringing an enchanting look to early summer gardens with its pretty, statuesque spires, this charming Camassia is easy to grow and thrives in moisture-retentive soil, in sun or dappled shade. Wild meadow areas suit Camassias well, where the bulbs will naturalise freely amongst long grass. Plant in small groups or ribbons for striking effect.
The nectar-rich, long-lasting flowers are loved by bees and pollinators and make fabulous cut flowers, bringing sparkle and colour to bouquets and arrangements.
Camassia ‘Leichtlinii Maybelle’ is a slightly shorter growing cultivar, with intense cobalt-blue blooms on slender, grey-green stems.
The striking flowers appear during May and June, when gardens sometimes lack impact after the symphony of spring blooms, and before summer perennials get into their stride.
Plant the bulbs in small groups, clusters or ribbons to rise up and bloom through grassy, meadow areas and near to the front of garden borders. Full sun or dappled shade suits these long-lasting perennials best, with damp, fertile soil to spread their roots in. Camassias are easy to grow and will naturalise beautifully.
Camassia ‘Quamash’ produces striking spikes of brilliant-blue flowers from a bed of narrow foliage during May and June.
Perfect for naturalising in meadow and woodland areas, this bewitching beauty also adds a pop of colour to informal, mixed borders in contemporary and traditional gardens. The bulbs are happy in damp soil and dappled shade, as well as in full sun.
Elegant Camassias make great cut flowers, thanks to their straight, slender stems and long-lasting spires of star-shaped blooms. ‘Quamash’ is more petite than some cultivars, standing 35cm tall, yet is still useful for adding a delicate flourish of blue to floral arrangements and vases.