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General information on camassia (or quamash):

Genus
Camassia (perennial)

Appearance
Starry blossoms on spiky foliage.

Bulbs
Camassia bulbs can be bought from The Green Chronicle Online Shop (for U.K. delivery).

Propagation
Camassia prefers a sunny position in average soil. The bulbs should be planted in autumn 1 foot apart and 3 inches deep. Camassia can be increased by division after the leaves have withered. Camassia thrives in town gardens and naturalises well in short grass.

Species
- Camassia cusickii growing to about 4 feet in height flowering pale lavender in May.
- Camassia esculenta with a rich blue flower blossoming in late May or early June and growing to 2.5 feet in height. This species is very good for cutting.