Camassia cusickii

Camassia cusickii


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Camassias are stately perennial plants bearing elegant spires of starry flowers in soft violet/blue above narrow, strap-like leaves. Flowering in late spring, they are perfect for adding floral interest in spring to a cottage garden border before the bulk of the summer perennials take over.

C. cusickii, also known as Cusick's Camass, is ideal for growing with tall grasses and salvias, or planted in drifts in the herbaceous border, where it can be left undisturbed to naturalise.

This rarer variety is lovely for cutting, its delicate colour adding a note of sophistication to inside arrangements.

Pot size: 2L

Common Name: Cusick's Camass

Hardiness: Hardy, but in colder areas protect from hard frosts with mulch

Height & Spread: 100cm x 50cm

Preferred Soil Type: Moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil

Care: After flowering, leave undisturbed to naturalise

Aspect: South, west or east facing, sheltered

Position: Full sun / Partial shade

Flowering Period: May – June