I decided to plant up some of my beds with what I thought would be pleasing displays of spring bulbs, including a bed of blue camassia
among yellow species tulips and I watched the bulbs gently thrust through the soil with great anticipation.
Solidaga urnlifolia, Myosotis rnacrosperrna, Valerianella umbilicata, Camassia
scilloides, Phacelia purshii, Carex aggregate, Corydalis flavula).
LEICHTLINII 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.
The name is taken from that of a favorite food of the western Indians, the Camassia
bulb, a plant related to the scilla.
But in 1999, the shattering truth of Tennal's history began to emerge and a massive police investigation, codenamed Operation Camassia
, was launched.
Firm favourites include richly scented hyacinths, tulips, daffodils and crocus, while there is also an abundance of new varieties of iris, fritillaria and camassia
Like Camosun (for Victoria), those names carried a cachet because two stunning blue, multiheaded lilies--Camassia
quamash and Camassia
leichtlinii--provided a staple food crop that the First Nations depended on so fundamentally they went to war over them.
Others accept the heavy moisture of a bog or a damp pond side: camassia
and water iris (rhizomes).
When I last tried to buy a quantity of bulbs of Camassia
leichtlinii caerulea there were none to be had anywhere.
We encountered nine species considered as threatened or endangered in Wisconsin (Wisconsin DNR 1993): Agastache nepetoides, Asclepias purpurescens, Besseya bullii, Camassia
scilloides, Cypripedium candidum, Gentiana alba, Hypericum sphaerocarpum, Parthenium integrifolium, and Polytaenia nuttallii.
What a treasure trove - scores of tulip varieties, some old, some new, alongside a brand-new camassia
, "Maybelle", with deeper blue flowers than usual, a more compact habit and a later flowering season, vied for attention with exquisite summer-flowering bulbs.
uk, tel 01460 242 177), says that if he could only plant one bulb type this autumn it would be Camassia
'Electra', with its huge lilac blue flowers blooming in late April.