In spring the pale green flower stems hold more than a hundred or so star-shaped flowers, which open from the bottom upwards, in a dense raceme. Each large pale china blue flower has slightly recurved petals and very prominent golden stamens. Clumps of long, linear, wavy-margined, ridged leaves, which are mid-green on the outside and glaucous within, begin to develop at the end of winter, and are well-established at flowering time.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:Cussick's camas
Packet Content:10 (Approx)