Wayside Signature Series
Camassia quamash - Pack of 20

Camassia quamash - Pack of 20

Camassia quamash


$9.95
Buy 3+ at $8.95 ea
Buy 6+ at $7.95 ea
Wayside Gardens Signature Product
Commonly called the Indian hyacinth or camas lily, the native North American Camassia quamash showcases light blue to lavender open blooms that naturalize splendidly as time passes. The late-spring bloomer grows quick and easy in light shade and full sun. First planted by Native Americans hundreds of years ago to enjoy as a culinary delicacy, the C. quamash is now enjoyed for its slim lengths of cream anthers and beautiful blooms that are formed from slightly cupped wide-spaced petals. In late spring, the blooms that sit atop tall, thin dark green stems open just as peonies and roses begin to flower.

The vigorous, long-lasting C. quamash is resistant to many disease and pests. It tends to grow well in sufficient drainage and a variety of soils, even those that are acidic, heavy or wet, as long as it receives a maximum of a one-quarter day of shade. When in bloom, this flower grows to an impressive height of 2 feet to 3 feet and width of 6 inches to 9 inches.

Planting Spring-Blooming Bulbs

With Wayside’s bulbs, growing gorgeous flowers is as easy as Dig, Drop, Done.


Dig:

The first thing you want to do is pick your spot and dig the hole for your bulbs. Avoid places with standing water, as this could cause bulb rot. A good rule of thumb when planting is to dig down 3 times the height of the bulb, but you should follow the specific instructions for your bulb. Make sure to space out your bulbs to give your plants the right amount of room to grow later.

Drop:

Now put your bulbs in the ground, pointy side up. For fall planting, be sure to get the bulbs in before the first frost. For spring planting, the time varies by plant. Afterwards, cover the bulbs with soil and then water them in. This helps wake the bulbs up from dormancy and get them growing again.

Now you’re Done!

Just sit back and wait, and in the spring your bulbs will sprout up and reward you with their beautiful blooms throughout the season. Growing flowers from Wayside bulbs really is that easy!


Videos courtesy of the Dig Drop Done Foundation.