Camassia leichtlinii subsp. suksdorfii Caerulea Group

The whopping azure-blue camassia which naturalises so successfully in garden or grass. Here they are in the beautiful walled garden at Parham in West Sussex, where they transform a rough lawn. More
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The whopping azure-blue camassia which naturalises so successfully in garden or grass. Here they are in the beautiful walled garden at Parham in West Sussex, where they transform a rough lawn.

Genus Camassia
Group/Species leichtlinii subsp. suksdorfii Caerulea Group
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Quamash
Border Position Back
Bulb Size 14/+

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Soil Type Clay, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing Plant 20cm (8in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting October - November
Care Tips Bulbs will form clumps and gradually spread so plant somewhere it can naturalise happily. Mulch well in autumn, as this will need good frost protection.
Flowering April - May
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
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Camassia leichtlinii subsp. suksdorfii Caerulea Group reviews

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Eileen

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Sandy

These were purchased as a gift. They grew well but again few flowers. Should be a better show in their second year.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Cecily

Two of my Camassia turned out to be tulips...! However, the other three flowered magnificently in my long grass. Will certainly buy more.