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Camassia ‘Caerulea’
(Wild Hyacinth)

£20.00

£20.00
May - June
80cm x 30cm
Partial Shade, Sun
Easy to grow
Fully Hardy

Camassia ‘Caerulea’ blooms in May, offering delicate colour before Summer perennials dominate. Our team selected Camassia for its star-shaped blue flowers, ideal for naturalistic landscapes or group plantings. This perennial thrives in moist, well-drained soil and partial shade, making it versatile for various garden settings. Pair it with Euphorbia, Geranium, or Allium for a stunning display. Its enduring charm and low-maintenance nature make it a favourite among gardeners.

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Description

Camassia 'Caerulea' earns its place in our range for its stunning floral display and its adaptability within various garden settings. This perennial bulb produces tall spikes adorned with star-shaped flowers in a captivating shade of sky blue, creating a breath taking sight in late Spring to early Summer. Each stem is crowned with a cluster of blooms, attracting pollinators like bees and butterflies to your garden. We've chosen 'Caerulea' for its striking appearance and its ease of cultivation. It thrives in a variety of soil types, including moist, well-drained soil, making it suitable for borders, meadows, or naturalised areas. Additionally, it tolerates both full sun and partial shade, providing flexibility when planning your garden design. With its statuesque height and graceful flowers, 'Caerulea' makes a bold statement when planted en masse, a particular favourite of ours, but equally magical as a focal point in mixed perennial beds. Its resilience to pests and diseases ensures reliable performance year after year, requiring minimal maintenance once established. Whether planted in formal gardens or wildflower meadows, Camassia 'Caerulea' adds a touch of natural charm. Its blooms evoke a sense of tranquillity with its delicate colour and texture, making it a cherished addition to any garden space.

Planting Conditions

For Camassia 'Caerulea', choose a location in the garden with well-drained soil and partial to full sun exposure. Before planting, amend the soil with compost to improve drainage and fertility. Dig a hole twice as wide as the roots and plant it at a depth of about 4-6 inches. Space multiple plants about 6-8 inches apart. Water thoroughly after planting and keep the soil consistently moist during the growing season. Adding a layer of mulch can help retain soil moisture and suppress weed growth.

Watering & Feeding

Water Camassia 'Caerulea' deeply after planting, then provide regular watering during the growing season, ensuring the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. Reduce watering after flowering to prevent bulb rot. Apply a balanced fertiliser in early Spring as new growth emerges to support healthy development. Avoid over-fertilising, as this can lead to excessive foliage growth at the expense of flowers.

General Care

Camassia 'Caerulea' generally requires minimal care once established. Ensure the plant receives adequate sunlight and well-drained soil. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming and prevent self-seeding. Monitor for signs of pests or diseases, addressing any issues promptly. In late Summer, allow the foliage to die back naturally, as this helps the bulb store energy for the next growing season. Divide overcrowded clumps every few years to maintain vigour and prevent overcrowding. Overall, Camassia 'Caerulea' is a low-maintenance plant that adds beauty to the garden with minimal effort.