It flowers for a lot longer than other camassias
, likes heavy soil and virtually nothing kills it," he enthuses.
My idea is to start the dark blue flower spikes of 'Orion', and both the white and the deep violet form of Camassia
I discovered a whole tray of pots of camassia
from last year, 20 in all, and though it stood outside all winter, they are doing well.
leichtlinii is the tallest of this group of plants.
leichtlinii "Pale Pink" - While most camassias
are deep blue, these are a more subtle shade of pale pink and are just as hardy and tough as other leichtlinii, but broad-petalled in a soft baby pink (Avon Bulbs, 01460 242 177, www.
Investigate the North American native bulb Camassia
4 You can also now plant hardy summer flowering bulbs, such as allium, camassia
, crocosmia and lilies.
Last year, The Birmingham Post revealed a West Midlands Police investigation into the Tennal cases - Operation Camassia
- had been widened to other homes across Birmingham after fresh allegations by former residents.
'Electra' with its huge lilac blue flowers blooms in late April.
was set up to investigate care workers responsible for physical and sexual abuse at the Tennal Assessment Centre, Harborne, in the 1970s and 80s.
Good specimens for naturalising in grass include crocus, narcissi, muscari, camassia
, erythronium, snowdrops, scilla and ornithogalum.
This week's online offer is for 25 Camassia
esculenta for just pounds 2.
They are superb for bringing instant merriment to ponderous plants,for covering the scruffy, dying foliage of spring bulbs like daffodils or early summer types like the blue camassia
,and for concealing untidy corners.
A West Midlands Police investigation into the Tennal cases, Operation Camassia
, has now been widened to other homes across Birmingham after fresh allegations by former residents.
Chris Ireland-Jones, of Avon Bulbs, says that if he could only plant one bulb type this autumn it would be the Camassia
Electra, with its huge lilac blue flowers blooming in late April.