April Flower: Camassia cusickii

camassia cusickii

C. cusickii is an upright perennial forming a clump of long, linear leaves; starry blue flowers 5cm wide are carried in a tall raceme in late spring


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Lovely flowers, so they are part of the asparagus family?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Apparently so. You can see it in the spears at the top of the plant. Saw some gorgeous ones in Rosemoor Garden a few years ago, deeper blue than this one.

  2. nowathome says:

    I like the colour!!

  3. Sue Slaght says:

    Definitely looks like the asparagus, but the pretty cousin. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’m rather fond of the edible version myself 🙂

  4. I grew camassia from a bulb one year. Not sure if it was exactly this variety? But a lovely flower.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They all look absolutely lovely when grown en masse in a lawn. I have some photos of a deeper blue and a white flower.

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