Camassia Esculenta bulb (Quamash)
Camassia 'Esculenta (Quamash)' Blue Star,Wild Hyacinth, N
» Great in the garden border , patio pot, containers or as cut flowers
Native to western North America, Camassia naturalizes well in gardens.
» Camassia grows best in well-drained soil high in humus.
» Camasia may be dividen in autumn after the leaves have withered.
Turf-like leaves appear in early Spring. Weeks later the beautiful blue buds will open into 6 slender loose petals. They will naturalize easily, spreading readily by seed rather than by the few bulb offsets that they produce.
This Esculenta variety will offer stunning bright blue flower spikes stood atop sturdy dark green stems. Beautiful in appearance, this hardy variety will also naturalise very well if left undisturbed, and will quickly forms clumps of bright blue linear leaves. Bring into the garden to create a relaxed, natural atmosphere. Not grow as tall as its cousin, Cusickii, but can reach a height of 45 to 60cm. Flowers June. Top size 6cm+ bulbs supplied.
How to Grow Camassia Bulbs:
1. In the Fall, choose a spot that is mostly sunny or has only partial shade.
2. Planting camassia bulbs is fairly simple. Bulbs look much like a small onion, with wiry roots growing out of one site and a spike on the other. Plant with the roots pointing down and the spike pointing up.
4. Follow the rule of thumb of planting bulbs that bulbs need at least 2 times their height of soil above them. Dig a 4-5 inch hole, drop the bulb into it and cover with soil.
5. Regarding spacing between bulbs, if planting in beds, leave approx 8-10 inches between each bulb. If you are planting in containers, you can cluster them a little closer together.
5. After planting, water well so that the soil above the bulbs settles.
6. Camassia bulbs will flower in the early summer. After the flowers die down, the plant can enjoy a warmer rest period. You don't have to water too much during this rest period. Leaves will also die back and at this point, you can choose to tidy up the plant and remove the old leaves or just let nature take its own course.