How to grow Camassia
Camassia, also known as Indian Hyacinth, is a beautiful and hardy bloom, prized for its long-lasting vivid blue flowers. This late-Spring / early-Summer beauty is one of the easiest bulbs to grow and naturalises well, thriving particularly well in wide open spaces, making it especially suitable for drifts and mass plantings. Camassia do not fare as well in containers as other Spring bulbs as their roots like unrestricted space in which to spread and grow.
Planting Camassia bulbs:
Follow our simple step-by-step guide to planting Camassia bulbs:
- Camassia bulbs are planted In Autumn, before the ground freezes. Pick a sunny spot with good drainage
- Dig a hole around 8-10cm deep (there is a general rule when planting bulbs and that is to give the bulbs at least 2 times their height of soil above them), drop the bulb in, and cover with soil. Make sure you place the bulb the right way up - Camassia bulbs look like a little onion with a slightly pointy head and sometimes have wiry roots growing out of the underside - plant with the pointy head / spike pointing up.
- Leave approximately 8cm between each bulb.
- After planting, water well so that the soil above the bulbs settles.
- Camassia bulbs will flower in Spring. After the flowers die down, allow the plant to enjoy a rest period - there is no need to water much during this period. Leaves will also die back and at this point you can choose to tidy up the plant and remove the old leaves or just let nature take its course.