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Camassia leichtlinii ssp.suksdorfii ‘Blue Danube’

Camassia leichtlinii ssp. suksdorfii 'Blue Danube'

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Spikes of violet, star-shaped flowers top stems reaching from 2 to 4 feet in late spring. The species is native to western Oregon. 'Blue Danube' would be beautiful in a border, meadow, or containers. Camassia make good cut flowers.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsBears 4- to 12-inch long spikes of violet flowers in late spring. The flower segments twist together as they fade.

CareIn the fall, choose a site in full sun to part shade with moist but well-drained, fertile, humusy soil. Camassia do not like waterlogged soil.

PropagationSow seed in a cold frame when ripe. Extract offsets when dormant in summer.

ProblemsLeaf smut and a few fungal leaf spots may occur.

  • Genus : Camassia
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 11, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Type : Bulbs
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time : Late Spring, Spring
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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