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Bee witchedBee witched Scottish BordersPosts: 883

Hi,

I've grown camassias for the first time this year. Do I need to cut off the spent flowers stems (as you would with other bulbs), or should they be left to die down. I'm not bothered about collecting any seed.

Cheers,

Bee

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  • It is better to remove them so they will put more effort into growth, but it is ok to leave them.

  • Bee witchedBee witched Scottish BordersPosts: 883

    Thanks Alan,

    Think I'll take them off then.

    Bee

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  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,553

    If you don't cut them off they self seed fairly readily, so it depends if you want some more

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  • Bee witchedBee witched Scottish BordersPosts: 883

    Hi raisingirl,

    I'll actually be moving them as they've turned out to be the tall white ones  ... when the ones I ordered should have been shorter and blue. image

    They are nice though .... so I've another spot in mind where they can go. I might leave a couple of spikes and collect a bit of seed so I can bulk up the clump in their new location.

    Thanks for your help.

    Bee

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