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Camassia quamash (Camas)

Camassia quamash (Camas)

With the enchanting look of a meadow wildflower, this unique upright bulb plant is sure to win a place in the hearts of gardeners everywhere. Camassia quamash is a real charmer with erect racemes of blooms in the most beautiful shade of lavender-blue we've seen in a long time. The carefree plant emerges in late spring to early summer, quickly and efficiently filling in the bare spaces left behind by the spring blooms that have already faded for the season. A favorite of butterflies and other beneficial pollinators, this camas is an excellent choice for any landscape. It is also a fantastic naturalizer that returns yearly with increased blooms and vigor.
  • Hardiness Zones 4-8
  • Mature Height 15 - 18 inches
  • Bloom Time Late spring to early summer (May-June)
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
  • Ship As6+ CM Bulb
  • Deer Resistant
  • Cut Flower
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Naturalizes Well

We ship this item in Fall

Botanical Name: Camassia quamash

Availability: Preorder. Ships in Fall
SKU: #70111
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Product Details

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  • Botanical Name:

    Camassia quamash
  • Ship As:

  • Size:

    6+ CM
  • Suggested Uses:

    Borders, Bouquets, Cut Flowers, Naturalizing, Showy Flowers, Deer Resistant, Attract Pollinator
  • Flower Color:

  • Flower Form:

    Upright racemes studded with dozens of six-petaled, 2", star-shaped lavender-blue flowers with yellow anthers and whisper-green centers
  • Foliage Type:

    Camas have the signature strap-like leaves, with the flowering stem rising above the graceful cascade of leaves.
  • Mature Spread:

    4 - 5 inches
  • Spacing:

    5 - 6 inches

Growing Tips

  • Planting Instructions:

    Plant 5" deep and 5 to 6" apart. Full sun is best but has tolerance of partial shade.
  • Soil Moisture:

    Moist, fertile soil. Tolerant of many soil types and can thrive in heavy clay.
  • Will Tolerate:

    Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Pruning Instructions:

    None not needed
  • Winter Care:

    None special
  • Planting Depth:

    5" deep
  • Watering Requirements:

    Keep soil moist during the spring.
  • Fertilization Requirements:

    Once per year in the spring.

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K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs and bareroots arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of North America.
We take advanced orders, and as the crops are harvested, our staff of K. van Bourgondien experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those reservations.
We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules. The type of product you order or the weather may affect the anticipated shipping schedule. Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states. What zone am I in?

Fall 2024 Shipping Schedule

  • Bulbs and Bareroots
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3A - 6B 9/2/24 - 12/6/24 12/2/24
    7A - 10B 9/23/24 - 12/6/24 12/2/24

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Orders for gift certificates will be shipped immediately.

Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August. General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.

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