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Camassia is a pretty plant that blooms in spring with beautiful white or blue flowers.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Camassia
Family : Liliaceae
Type: Spring bulb
Height : 50 to 70 cm
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Ground : Ordinary
Flowering outdoors : April to June
In pots, or in soil in the garden, it is just as beautiful in association with other colors but also with other bulb flowers.
Camassia in the ground for flowering in spring:
- Preferably plant your camassias in autumn at a depth of 10 cm, for a flowering in spring.
- Plant the camassia bulbs about 10 cm deep
- Camassias will be much more beautiful if you create beautiful spots of color.
It is necessary for that plant the bulbs in groups spacing them 10-15 cm apart.
The more there is, the more remarkable the effect!
- Camassia prefers the sun but dreads too scorching situations, so choose partial shade
- Find our advice for plant bulbs in the ground
- Here are also tips for plant bulbs in clayey, flooded soil
Caring for camassias
The camassias that we plant in the ground in the fall bloom in spring, which is the normal flowering time.
- Cut the flower stalks when they are faded without touching the foliage
- At the end of flowering, cut the foliage when it has well yellowed and only then because that is when the plant builds up its reserves for the next flowering.
Good to know about camassia
Camassia offers different colors depending on the variety. The best known are Camassia fraseri offering beautiful white flowers and blue flowers for the Camassia esculenta, cusickii, Camassia quamash and the Camassia leichtlinii
Native to the United States, they are loved in the wild, adorning magnificent pastures as spring arrives.
Camassia was also used in cooking for a long time by the American Indians who harvested the bulb to cook it grilled or in flour.