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Common Camas

$2.50

Camassia quamash (common camas)

Native American food and lovely to behold

  • Pot Size: per bulb
SKU: 4074 Category:

Description

Camassia quamash (common camas)

Native American food and lovely to behold

Camas likes to grow in soil that is moist in the spring and dries out during the summer, when it goes dormant.  Now assigned to the Asparagas family, it has broad grass-like leaves emerging from a bulb.  The flower stem extends above the leaves and bears a wand of lovely purple flowers with yellow stamens. Photo by Ben Legler

NOTE: These are being sold as bulbs. Plant them within a few days of purchase. Plant at at least 3″ deep.

Height:  <24″
Width:  6″
Light:  sun to partial shade
Water:  moderate, more in the spring than in summer.