Long-lasting flowers that appear on their tall stems, the Camassia sure are an attractive addition to any garden and will demand your attention with their tall blooms. Adding structure into borders the Cusickii is perfect for planting in bulk to add interest or plant the Camassia Lechtlini Alba into existing cottage garden borders to add soft creamy flowers in late spring.
Like everything we supply here at Boston Seeds, we pride ourselves on supplying professional quality - and for flower bulbs, that means BIG! Our bigger bulbs produce bigger, better and bolder flowers. Choose from our exciting range of varieties - Camassia Quamash Bulbs, old favourites, garden classics as well as striking new lines for 2022.
Camassia bulbs are available to pre-order now to be delivered from September in time for autumn planting. For spring planting, view our wildflower bulbs in the green.
Creating a striking display when planted in groups, the Camassia Cusickii have multiple flowers on a single tall stem, appearing with splashes of colour the flowers open wide revealing an orange centre framed by their pinky/ light blue petals.
- Height (cm): 60cm
- Bulb Size (cm): 14+cm
- Blooms: May/ June
Long-lasting flowers that appear on gracefully tall stems, the lily-white star-like flowers are so stunning and such a lovely addition to borders. Hardy yet delicate blooms are perfect for naturalising.
- Height (cm): 90cm
- Bulb Size (cm): 12/14cm
- Blooms: May/June
Multiple flowers appear on long stems around June/ July, these beautiful blue blooms have a wonderful scent that will fill the early summer air. A great addition for adding height and variety to your borders.
- Height (cm): 80cm
- Bulb Size (cm): 14+cm
- Blooms: May/ June
Smaller than the other camassias, the spear of deep blue-purple flowers appear in late May and are such a delight. Their star-like flowers brighten up areas that would have been filled with earlier flowering tulips or daffodils.
- Height (cm): 35cm
- Bulb Size (cm): 6+cm
- Blooms: May/ June
Making bulb planting easier, quicker and cleaner, our bulb planter is the ideal tool for helping you plant your spring-flowering bulbs.
- Made of high quality steel
- Automatic release on handle
- Duroplast coating - impact, elastic, abrasion, and corrosion - resistant
- Depth Scale
Specifically designed to help bulbs establish in pots, without the risk of the bulbs rotting, providing an open and free draining soil structure.
- Ideal for planting with Narcissi, Crocus, Hyacinths and other spring-flowering bulbs
- Universal bulb potting fibre
- 500gm bag - This pack is sufficient for 3 x 1-litre pots
Our bulb planting essentials pack has been put together for the ease of ensuring quick planting and a great display. The bulb planter will help you plant the bulbs with ease whilst the fibre will ensure the bulbs do not rot when planted into pots or containers. Using the bulb fertiliser will ensure your bulbs have all the nutrients they need whilst establishing.
- 1 x Bulb Fibre
- 1 x Bulb Planter
- 1 x Bulb Fertiliser
Our flowering bulb fertiliser has been specifically designed to help your spring-flowering bulbs flower to their full potential. Whether you are establishing in pots or containers, sprinkle a small amount into each hole prior to planting your bulbs. Also suitable for use in early spring to encourage your bulbs to flower well in the following season.
Whether you are establishing in pots, hedgerows or large landscaped areas sprinkle a small amount into each hole or mix in with the soil/ compost prior to planting your bulbs. Specifically formulated to encourage your daffodil bulbs to flower well into the following season, this blend is also suitable for use in early spring. Avoid using a high nitrogen fertiliser as this can cause daffodil blindness.
- Tailored to give your bulbs all the nutrients they need
- Encouraging a longer and consistent flowering period
- Can be mixed with compost or Bulb Fibre
- NPK - 5.10.20 + 2% MgO + trace element
- Recommended coverage: 5kg per 200sqm. Apply at 25g/sqm
These uncommon, non-native flowers deserve a little appreciation. Camassia, frequently shortened to camas and sometimes known as the Wild Hyacinth, is a fetching flower that grows in thin, tall spikes of bluish-purple to pink or even white petals. From rockeries to wild meadows to water-sides, this versatile plant makes for a lovely display in many arrangements, and its unique colouration makes for a bright, bold statement!
As a native American plant, the Camassia’s history has stayed a bit obscure on this side of the pond, though it’s based more in practical uses than mythological story: native Americans cultivated Camassia with light tending to naturally-growing camassia to harvest in later seasons; the bulbs are indeed edible, and have a taste similar to sweet potato when cooked! Makes sense, in an odd way, as they’re a relative of asparagus. They can also be made into flour.
How To Grow
Camassia are not very high-maintenance plants! They’re drought-tolerant, but ostensibly prefer humus-rich, moisture-retaining soils, in sun or partial shade. Plant them in the autumn, 10cm deep and 15cm apart, and water them on particularly dry days. Camassia are easy to naturalise and multiply, though may be difficult to keep in lawns, as their leaves are long-lasting and may interfere with mowing. Camassia should be planted somewhere or moved to containers during winter; be wary as they dislike extensive interference.
Species & Styles
Perhaps the species that leaves the strongest impression is Camassia leichtlinii, the Large Camas: growing to around a metre (3-4 feet) and bearing verdant, erect leaves and lavender-blue in early summer.
Camassia’s cool colouration is complemented very well by a background of deep green or purple foliage. Alliums are excellent plants to grow them alongside, as well: their colouration can compliment a blue or purple plant or contrast against paler petals, and their rounded shape also works alongside the sharper, slimmer shape of the Camassia. Geraniums and Aquilegia also make good planting partners (the latter especially compliments the colours of Camassia).