A Pacific Northwest U.S. native that’s been cultivated commercially in the Netherlands for a long time, C. cusickii is best grown in moist, fertile soil in full sun to partial sunlight. Unlike most bulbs, it prefers soil that has a bit more moisture. Deer- and rodent-resistant, C. cusickii forms ever substantive clusters of linear strappy foliage around upright racemes studded with dozens of six-petaled, 2", star-shaped pale wisteria-blue flowers with yellow anthers and whisper-green centers. The flowers open sequentially from the bottom to the top.
Bulb size: 14 cm/up.
Full to partial sunlight.
Bloom time in Zone 5: May/June.
Height: 24" to 30".
PRICE: $3.00 ea.
NOTE: Item available for pickup between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturday October 14 (Bulb Forcing Workshop), at the home of Emily Hawkridge Kapelman, 365 Cantitoe Street, Bedford Hills, NY