Camassia leichtlinii ‘Sacajawea’
8 open pollinated seeds from our gardens for $4.00.
Creamy edged tall spikes with long upright swordlike variegated leaves; Native to America, it was sometimes used by the Indians as a food crop. Named after the Indian woman, Sacajawea, who helped to keep Lewis and Clark alive during their expedition of North america by feeding them 'quamash' bulbs. Tolerates sun or part shade, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Perfect choice for naturalising in long grass and wildflower gardens, or in a bog garden which will satisfy their love of moist conditions – unusually for bulbs, they will even tolerate wet soil in winter. Height 90cm.
Sow seed thinly 1mm deep into moist, well-drained seed compost. Ideal temp. 4-15°C. Germination takes 1-6 months. Known for erratic germination. Allow seedlings to grow on undisturbed for 1 year. Liquid feed if desired. When dormant in summer pot on small bulbs. Grow on for 1-2 years before planting out in summer.