Camassia leichtlinii Description
This slightly taller variety produces distinctive deep blue flower spikes in late spring. The early impact of the bulb quickly fades after flowering making Camassia a good addition for early seasonal colour in herbaceous or mixed borders as part of successional planting.
Camassia leichtlinii - Cultivation Notes
Camassia is bulb planted perennial that returns year on year, being well suited to planting in drifts in beds or planted in masses and allowed to naturalise in spring meadow. Bulbs are planted in fertile well drained soil in the autumn (oct - dec) and flower the following spring, but potted specimens can be planted through the year. If planted in meadow the foliage must be allowed to die back so avoid cutting before July. Camassia cultivation is similar to that for the ornamental Allium group and bulbs are often planted together for spring and early summer impact. Camassia may also be planted in containers or pots.
Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage
Strengths of Camassia leichtlinii:
- Tolerates permanently wet soil
- Tolerates heavy clay soils
Design & Plant Use for Camassia leichtlinii:
- Winter/early spring flowering herbaceous plant for early colour and extended seasonal interest
- Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
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Common Missspellings: Camassea, Kamassia, Camasia, Camesia