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Camassia esculenta - 24 Bulbs

Marshalls

Catalogue Code: 2100-2803

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Sturdy spires bear star-shaped bright blue flowers in late spring, providing gorgeous colour for the border just as the tulips are starting to fade. Good for heavy soils where other bulbs might struggle.

Key Features

  • Perfect for pots and containers
  • Good for cutting
  • Loved by pollinators
  • Prefers full sun
  • Prefers part shade

Pack Contents: 24 Camassia Bulbs

Size: Bulb size: 6+cm

Height: Fully established: 30cm

Description

  • Upright blue flowerspires in late spring
  • Good for heavy soils
  • Flowers in sun or partial shade
  • Fully established spread: 20cm
  • Planting depth: 10-15cm

Camassia esculenta flowers in late spring, producing sturdy spires with star-shaped bright blue flowers that provide gorgeous colour for the border just as the tulips are starting to fade.

Left to its own devices, this elegant spring bulb will spread over the years to form large clumps. It’s well suited to heavy soils where other bulbs might struggle. Although it grows best in full sun, it will also cope with partial shade.

How you will receive your bulbs:

Selected by our team of experts and sent from our nursery, you will receive spring-flowering bulbs in the autumn in a breathable mesh bag. This is to keep the bulbs together in a pack that is nice and airy – perfect to keep the bulbs healthy while in transit.

Can’t plant straight away?

Keep your bulbs in a cool, light, and dry place and preferably hanging on a hook so that air can get to the bulbs at all angles. Ideally, you should aim to plant your bulbs within a week of receiving them, but if this is not possible, store them in a cool, dark place until you are ready to plant them.

Planting tips and hints:

Planting in the ground: You can plant your camassia bulbs any time between September and November. They prefer a humus-rich, moisture-retentive soil, preferably in full sun although they will also grow in partial shade. Dig a hole with a trowel or a bulb planter approximately 10-15cm deep. Plant bulbs approximately 10cm apart. Place the bulb in the hole with the tip facing upwards, then fill the hole and compact the soil gently. Water in to moisten the soil. Apply a generous mulch of farmyard manure, compost or other organic material to protect the bulbs in winter.

Planting in containers: Camassias grow best in the ground. However, if you want to try planting them in containers, place a layer of stones or gravel at the bottom of a large container in order to aid drainage. Fill the container with bulb compost to approximately 20cm below the rim. Place bulbs approximately 5-8cm apart ensuring the tips face up. Fill the container to about 3cm from the top of the rim making sure to firm the compost between the bulbs. Water to settle the soil, then place the container in a frost-free place over winter or wrap it in bubble wrap.

Feeding and aftercare: Feed in spring with a slow-release fertiliser. Allow the leaves to die back naturally before cutting back.

Click here to view our full camassia bulb growing guide.

*Planting and flowering months below are subject to seasonal weather conditions.

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