• Camassia leichtlinii 'Sacajawea'
  • Camassia leichtlinii 'Sacajawea' - variegated foliage
  • Camassia leichtlinii 'Sacajawea'
  • Camassia leichtlinii 'Sacajawea'
    Camassia leichtlinii 'Sacajawea'

Camassia leichtlinii 'Sacajawea'

Great Camas, Large Camas
Size: Good-sized Bulbs

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Quick Overview

  • Tall racemes of pale yellow flowers
  • Variegated upright linear foliage
  • Good drainage
  • Wet in spring and keep dry in summer
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Description

Camassia leichtlinii 'Sacajawea' is the only available cultivar of a Camassia that has variegated foliage and is a highly ornamental geophyte whose leaf-variegation is echoed in the pale yellow flowers. The type species is found in Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada in the USA and in British Columbia in Canada.

Sacajawea was from the Akaitikka - part of the Northern Shoshone from the Lemhi River in Idaho - and had been captured by the Hidatsa in 1800 and taken east to North Dakota. In late 1804 she was able to join the Expedition of Meriweather Lewis and William Clark and her abilities as a translator were highly valued as the Corps of Discovery travelled west along the Missouri River back into Shoshone lands and beyond to the Pacific. While crossing the Rocky Mountains the group were starving and Sacajawea's knowledge of edible foods was invaluable. She showed them the edible bulbs of Camassia quamash and further west, Camassia leichtlinii.

The inflorescence of Camassia leichtlinii 'Sacajawea' is tall and makes an excellent cutflower.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Asparagaceae
Sub-Family Agavoideae
Synonyms Camassia esculenta var. leichtlinii, Camassia leichtlinii subsp. leichtlinii, Quamasia leichtlinii
Geographical Origin Horticultural cultivar : Type species from USA: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada; Canada: British Columbia
Cultivation Full sun. Also tolerates some shade. Good drainage. Likes to be kept moist in spring and dry in summer
Eventual Height Established clumps can produce racemes to 1m
Eventual Spread Clumping to 60cm
Hardiness Hardy

Camassia leichtlinii 'Sacajawea'

Great Camas, Large Camas
Size: Good-sized Bulbs

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: £1.99

Special Price: £1.79

  • Buy 2 for £1.69 each and save 6%
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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