The star-shaped flowers of the Camassia leichtlinii appear in May. They are ideal for extending that feeling of spring. Plant the bulbs in combination with perennials and grasses. Ideal for flower meadows, prairie gardens or planters, the Camassia is also known as the prairie lily and does not require any special care. Leave them in the ground after flowering and they will reappear next year.
The plant is grown organically. In other words, no chemical pesticides have been used to grow the plant. For a healthy garden!
|Latin name:||Camassia leichtlinii 'Caerulea'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||1 year growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Planting distance:||30 - 40 cm|
Plant your Camassia (wild hyacinth) bulbs as soon as possible upon receipt, in the garden, or into pots and planters. Do store your wild hyacinth bulbs frost-free until planted. They are not hardy until planted and even when potted up will still need protection. Plant these bulbs in a hole 3x as deep as the height of the bulb - so, a 5 cm bulb goes in a 15 cm hole. Camassia/wild hyacinth bulbs need to be planted 10 cm apart. Loosen the soil with a fork and plant each bulb point upwards. Fill the hole and try not to walk over the planting area. Camassia will thrive in loose and good draining soil in full sun.
The Camassia (Wild Hyacinth) in a pretty planter on your patio/decking
Wild hyacinth (Camassia) looks lovely in amongst low growing plants in the border. Also a delightful flower to combine with late flowering tulips, grape hyacinths and forget-me-nots. Camassia is also sure to thrive in a pot or window box. Do ensure fresh potting compost and give good drainage with a layer of potsherds or hydro-granules in the base. Store frost-free or pack well in with bubble wrap. Water extra in periods of drought.
Wild hyacinth (Camassia) bulbs, can remain planted in the same spot for years on end. Remove overblown flower stems but leave the foliage. All the energy from the sun will then go back into the bulb. Bakker recommends feeding with Bakker's bulb fertiliser immediately after flowering to ensure good growth and profuse flowering next year. Only cut back Camassia (wild hyacinth) foliage once it has turned yellow. Your wild hyacinths will come up again next year with lots of new flowers if you care for them as we advise.
Camassia makes a very striking show in the spring. The star-shaped flowers that appear are in beautiful shades. There are various varieties in white, through blue to violet. There are even yellow Camassia (wild hyacinth) to be had and some varieties have variegated foliage. Camassia (wild hyacinth) will naturalise easily in the shade of trees and shrubs.
Camassia is classified as a member of the asparagus family (Asparagaceae).