Camassia quamash
Camassia quamash

Camassia quamash

Camassia quamash

25 bulbs — £4.75

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Description

Also known as 'bear’s grass', the long narrow foliage of Camassia quamash provides welcome structure and lush greenery to the garden from early in the spring before the flowers later emerge. It looks great in a grassy planting scheme, echoing the linear habit of ornamental grasses. But it’s just as well suited to a mixed informal border, orchard or wildlife area. Camassia quamash loves a moist spot, so it’s ideal for providing colour at a height in damp areas, close to a pond or within naturalistic, meadow-style plantings.

Illuminate your borders throughout late spring and early summer with the beautiful star-like flowers of Camassia quamash. This outstanding plant stands upright, up to 80cm tall, providing a long season of interest that will grace your planting schemes in sun or partial shade.

Fuss-free camassias are resilient, hardy and naturalise freely in borders. Being easy to care for, standing up tall on strong, self-supporting stems, they’re a great choice for low-maintenance gardens. Plant Camassia quamash bulbs in small groups to start with and over time they’ll multiply, producing effortlessly gorgeous natural swathes that return to be admired every year.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Camassia quamash

  • Flower colour

    Blue

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    6/+

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    30 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Meadows
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp
    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Clay
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

    • Plant your Camassia quamash bulbs from mid to late autumn;

    • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade;

    • Plant your bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

    • Place the Camassia quamash bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2022
    You can expect your order in September 2022

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
    You can expect your order in October 2022

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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