Camassia Leichtlinii Semi-Plena Bulb
Delivery: End Aug to Feb
Creamy-white. Semi double. Tall spike of around 100 star shaped slightly recurved flowers appear from the mid-green leaves perfect for planting in a meadow or middle to back of the border. Camassia are good cut flowers.
|Bulb Size (cm)
|14/+ cm Bulb
|End Aug to Feb
|Sun, Partial shade
|Month of Blooming
|May (Late), June
|Planting Density (per square m)
|Middle border, Back border
|Animal Resistant, Good for Cut Flowers, Naturalising
|Suitable for Pots
|Type of Soil
|Fertile, Humus Rich, Moist, Well Drained
Camassia Leichtlinii Semi-Plena have stems of over a metre tall. The flowers begin from about half way up the stem and open sequentially from the bottom. Prolonging the flowering time of these grassland flowers from North America.
Semi-Plena means semi double, which is an unusual phrase. The petals are indeed doubled up but still maintain some of the original single form.
Semi-Plena are a soft cream colour, and despite their size and presence they don’t dominate the garden with bright colours.
They are a hardy bulb and will multiply over the years. Just make sure they are planted in moist but well draining soil. They enjoy the sun but can tolerate a bit of shade.