Camassia quamash Bulbs

Camassia quamash Bulbs

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A Native Treasure that Naturalizes Freely
SKU 08063-PK-20
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Bulb Pack Size
Pack of 20
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Key Characteristics

4 - 8

Mature Height

24 IN

Mature Width

6 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained, Wet

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay

Description / Camassia quamash Bulbs

Pack of 20 Bulbs

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.

Product Details

Item Form Bulb
Bulb Pack Size Pack of 20
Genus Camassia
Species quamash
Product Classification Bulbs
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 4
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Blue, Lavender
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Early Summer
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant
Special Features Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Free Bloomer
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Ground Cover, Naturalizing, Outdoor
Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI

Customer Reviews

Indian H
Review by Barbara Wise
I had this years ago, it is a VERY beautiful flower. put in clumps of 3 at least. Striking!

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