Camassia leichtlinii 'Silk River'
Camassia leichtlinii 'Silk River'
Camassia leichtlinii 'Silk River'

Camassia leichtlinii 'Silk River'

Camassia leichtlinii 'Silk River'

3 bulbs — £4.65

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Description

The vast majority of bulbous plant dislike a heavy, wet, claggy soilthey often languish and rot! However, if this is the kind of soil you have in your garden, do try growing camassiasthey like these conditions. And one of the best is Camassia leichtlinii 'Silk River'. In mid-spring, lime green buds develop on tall, branched flower spikes, along with fresh green foliage. In late spring, the buds open to form a mass of creamy white, star-shaped flowers. Most camassias have flowers in shades of blue, so it is pleasing to grow a white version. And, as with all camassias, the blooms open from the bottom upwards. 

Camassias generally are good plants for container-growing, so if you just have a patio garden, terrace or balcony, these plants will be fine for you. Camassia leichtlinii 'Silk River' will also grow well in grass or in borders, in full sun or part shade. Bees and butterflies will adore the flowers as much as you do. Oh, and by they way, this camassia will make a good cut flower, too!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Farmer Gracy exclusive

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Camassia leichtlinii 'Silk River'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Bulb size

    14/+

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    30 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial, Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun, Partial shade
    Full shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

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

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Damp

  • Soil type

    Clay
    Loam
    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost
    Sandy

  • 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

Useful information

    • Plant your Camassia leichtlinii 'Silk River' 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 leichtlinii 'Silk River' bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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