Camassia esculenta (Wild Hyacinth)

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Plant Overview

A spring bulbous plant which is completely hardy and comes back year after year. Bees love the flowers and they're largely untroubled by slugs and snails.

Their sturdy stems don't need staking and they make good cut flowers.

Camassias hail from damp meadows and woodland edges in the Pacific Northwest of the US. They were once a food staple for native Indian tribes and were called 'kamas'. 

Happy in any soil that isn't permanently waterlogged. Good drought resistance when established. Plant in borders on in containers.

Height and Spread: 45cm x 20cm

Common name(s): Wild Hyacinth; Camas; Quamash; Indian hyacinth; Camash.






Photo: Jerzy Opioła, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
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