Camassia produces tall, regal spikes of star-shaped flower clusters that rise above handsome strap-like foliage. Prefers damp soil in winter and spring but is drought tolerant in summer.
About this Variety
Camassia Quamash produces blooms of blue with yellow anthers.
- Deer & critter resistant
- Excellent for cut flowers
- Easy to grow
- Naturalizes well if happy where it's planted
- Native plant to the northwestern United States for centuries
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Late Spring to Early Summer
Grows 12-18" tall
Plant 4-6" apart, 3-5" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 4-8. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Plant in the fall, before the first frost hardens the soil. Dig a hole to the required depth. Place bulb in hole, pointed side up. Cover with soil and water thoroughly. Mulch in extreme climates.
For container planting, bury the bulb three times as deep as the bulb is wide. In zones 6 and below, you will need to protect your bulb containers. Place them near the foundation of the house or other structure. In zones 3-5, place the container in an unheated garage or shed.
After blooming, leave the bulbs in place so plants can clump or reseed. Divide only when containers or planting spaces become too crowded. Propagate in the fall by division after they have been chilled for four weeks in a moist medium.
Plant Camassia in groups of 5 or more for an amazing garden display.