Camassia quamash

Camassia quamash is a vivid blue, with tall, bold flowers that will naturalise in grass and is even happy in moist ground. One of the most tolerant and long-lived bulbs you can grow. More
20 bulbs 260022-20 £3.95 In stock
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Camassia quamash is a vivid blue, with tall, bold flowers that will naturalise in grass and is even happy in moist ground. One of the most tolerant and long-lived bulbs you can grow. Ideal for naturalising in a flower studded meadow and lovely for picking.

Genus Camassia
Group/Species quamash
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Common camassia, Bear's grass, Camas, North American wild hyacinth, Camassia esculenta
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size 6/+

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Soil Type Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing Plant 20cm (8in) apart.
Care Tips Bulbs will form clumps and gradually spread so plant somewhere it can natuarlise happily.
Flowering May - June
Vase Life Wonderful for picking.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
How to plant and grow camassia bulbs

One of the most tolerant and long-lived bulbs you can grow.

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Camassia quamash reviews

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Jan

I was disappointed with the quality of these until Monty Don said that it takes 3 years for them to reach their potential. Hopefully I will rate them more highly in a couple of years.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Rosie

Terrible! None of them flowered. My friend had the same experience. Your supplier was obviously very bad this year. I have never had such a disappointing show and friends had the same experience with Sarah Raven bulbs. We have paid more in the past, because the quality used to be so good. Alas, no more!

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Reviewed 28th June 2019 by Wendy

Only half of the bulbs flowered unfortunately, but they have been left in the ground to see if we have a better display next year.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Trevor

These items looked nice portrayed in your brochure (obviously glossed up) but the end result in my garden was very disappointing whether they improve next summer remains to be seen.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Sandy

Good bulbs which grew strong and straight. Only a few flowers but it was their first year

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Hilary

Hardly any bulbs have come up
Yet again a poor product

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Jennifer

Very good and consistent flowering

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Gloria

Really pretty, but a bit smaller than I'd expected.

No Show Bulbs

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Reviewed 12th June 2017 by Michelle Moores

I have bought successful, healthy plants and bulbs from Sarah Raven in the past and will continue to do so but, unfortunately, not one of these bulbs has grown. I planted white Camassia bulbs at the same time which have flowered and were lovely. I also planted anenome forms at the same time which also didn't grow. I'm unsure if it was the wet weather but apart from these everything grew well.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear that your blue Camassia bulbs failed to grow. If you would like to contact our customer service team I am sure that they will be happy to arrange replacement bulbs for you to try again this autumn.
Kind regards, the Sarah Raven Team"

Posted 20th July 2017