6x Great camas Camassia  white

Camassia leichtlinii 'Alba'

6x Great camas Camassia  white

Camassia leichtlinii 'Alba'
Whitest border
The whitest border! The great camas 'Alba' (Camassia leichtlinii) also has the most pure white flowers. The multi-flower 'Alba' attracts butterflies and bees. For a cosy garden. The plant also makes wonderful cut flowers. For a white touch indoors. Plant the winter-hardy bulbs in the autumn. In well-drained soil. The flowers bloom in the spring.
The bulbs can be planted in open ground or in a pot. Potted bulbs aren't frost hardy, so bring the pot indoors or protect the plant with bubble wrap. Space the bulbs out when planting in open ground. The distance between plants is three times the width of the bulb. Plant the bulb the depth of three times the bulb's height. Plant the bulbs in partial shade. Water the bulb immediately after planting. Don't water it until the soil feels dry to the touch. The bulbs come in organic packaging. Made of 100% natural materials and 100% recyclable!
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6x Great camas Camassia  white
6x Great camas Camassia  white
6x Great camas Camassia  white
6x Great camas Camassia  white
How we measure

We measure the diameter of the bulb. A bigger bulb contains more food for longer flowering and a stronger plant.

Latin name: Camassia leichtlinii 'Alba'
Delivery type: Supplied as bulb or tuber
Guarantee: 1 year growth and flowering guarantee
Color: White
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: Yes
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: Yes
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).


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