Camassia leichtlinii alba
A selection out of C. leichtlinii, circa 1853, C. leichtlinii Alba 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. leichtlinii Alba forms ever substantive clusters of linear strappy foliage around upright racemes studded with dozens of six-petaled, 2", star-shaped creamy-white flowers with mauve 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