Camassia cusickii
Camassia cusickii
Cusick's Camass

Camassia cusickii



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Camassia Cusickii is a stately perennial which bears elegant spires of starry flowers in a soft violet/blue above narrow, strap-like leaves. Flowering in late spring, they are perfect for adding floral interest into 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.

  • Deciduous perennial
  • Semi hardy
  • Flowering period: May - June
  • Low maintenance
  • Any moist, well-drained soil
  • South, West or East facing
  • Full sun or partial shade
  • Sheltered

After flowering, leave undisturbed to naturalise. Intolerant of waterlogging and may need some protection from frosts in colder areas.