Camassia leichtlinii 'Caerulea' - Bulb
As soon as possible after receiving the Camassia leichtlinii 'Caerulea' bulbs they can be planted in the garden or in a planter. If not they must be kept in a frost-free area. Bulbs planted in a flower pot are not usually frost resistant. Plant the bulbs in a planting hole that is three times as deep as the height of the bulbs. A bulb of 5 cm should be planted in a 15 cm deep hole. The planting distance of Camassia leichtlinii 'Caerulea' is about 10 cm. Loosen the soil well and plant the bulbs with the point facing upwards and the roots downwards. Refill the planting hole and avoid walking over the soil. Camassia leichtlinii 'Caerulea' grows best in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.Camassia leichtlinii 'Caerulea' in the garden
Camassia Camassia leichtlinii 'Caerulea' looks at home in the garden border planted between lower growing plants. They combine well with the late-flowering tulip varieties, muscari and also the dainty forget-me-nots. Camassia leichtlinii 'Caerulea' also grows well in a flower pot or patio container. Make sure you use fresh potting soil and put a layer of gravel or hydropellets at the bottom of the pot. To protect the bulbs grown in a pot against frost, place the pot in a frost-free area or cover it with bubble wrap. Water during dry periods.
Camassia Camassia leichtlinii 'Caerulea' is very eye-catching in the garden and is also one of the lesser-known spring flowers. The small star-shaped flowers that appear on the upright stems are dark purplish-blue. The slender leaves are variegated and quite striking in yellow and green. This makes the plant decorative both before and after flowering. 'Camassia leichtlinii 'Caerulea' in the garden can be left to naturalize in the shade of trees and shrubs.
The bulbs of Camassia leichtlinii 'Caerulea' can remain in the same spot for years. Deadhead the faded flowers and this will direct the energy back into the bulb. For a good growth, we recommend sprinkling Bakker's flower bulb fertilizer around the base of the leaves immediately after the flowering period. This will ensure a rich growth for the following year. After flowering, leave the foliage of the Camassia to die down naturally and cut back when it has turned yellow. Leaving the foliage on the plant until then, allows them to take in the sunlight which provides nourishment for the following years flowering.