Camassia leichtlinii
Garden Plant Information

Camassia leichtlinii

 

Name

Camassia leichtlinii subsp. leichtlinii

 

Genus  

Camassia

Species

leichtlinii

Cultivar/variety

subsp. leichtlinii

General description

Summer flowering bulb, grown for creamy white flowers. Suitable for borders and pond margins.

Season of interest

Summer flowers.

Key horticultural features

  1.  Habit upright. H: 60cm+, S: 10cm.

  2. Leaves lax, mid-green, strap-like, grow from base of plant. Leaves die back soon after flowering.

  3. Stems straight, mid-green, round.

  4. Flowers creamy-white, six-petalled, star-like flowers borne on an erect stem.

Cultural details

Aspect

Full sun, partial shade.

Soil

Deep, moist soil.

Hardiness

Hardy

Maintenance

Remove spent blooms after flowering if seed in not required.

Propagation

By seed in autumn or by division in late summer.