Camassia quamash Bulbs
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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 Camassia 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. Flower growth is 12 to 24 inches high and 3 to 6 inches wide.
|Bulb Pack Size:||Pack of 20|
|Bloom Season Start:||Late Spring|
|Bloom Season End:||Early Summer|
|Bloom Color:||Blue, Lavender|
|USDA Zone Low:||4|
|USDA Zone High:||8|
|Uses:||Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Ground Cover, Naturalizing, Outdoor|
|Zone:||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|State Shipping Restrictions:||GU, PR, VI|
|Shipping Method Restrictions:||none|